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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort descending Summary
Case #3247 El Salvador Domestic violence - Child abuse, Disability, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))
Case #10381 Honduras Gang-related violence

A Phoenix Immigration Judge granted asylum to a Honduran minor. The boy had been a lookout for a high profile gang member who had been forced to join Los Puchos gang. The boy served as lookout for a high profile gang member and he had witnessed or knew of many crimes committed by the gang. When he identified MS-13 gang members who had robbed him and was subpoenaed to testify against them... Read more

Case #23433 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, LGBTQI, Sexual orientation, Sexual orientation - Gay, Gender identity, Gender identity - Nonbinary or gender nonconforming, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

The asylum office granted asylum to a Honduran male unaccompanied minor who experienced domestic violence, sexual violence, and persecution based on his imputed sexual orientation. The applicant was raped by a man, prompting rumors that the applicant was gay. Although he identifies as heterosexual, he was harassed by his community for being gay. He was also domestically abused by his... Read more

Case #4928 El Salvador Sexual orientation

An Asylum Office granted asylum to a Salvadoran male who suffered persecution based on sexual orientation. 

Case #812 Pakistan Honor killing or violence, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

A New York Asylum Office granted asylum to a Pakistani woman, who is from a traditional Muslim family. While she was is the United States. looking for a potential H-1 visa sponsor, she got pregnant by a married man and gave birth. She fears that as an adulteress and a single mother, she will be persecuted upon return to Pakistan. She has not yet told her family about her child and fears... Read more

Case #10794 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)

An Immigration Judge in Arlington, Virginia granted asylum to a Honduran woman who suffered domestic violence, including sexual  violence, by her ex-domestic partner. 

Case #366 Guatemala Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

The applicant and her husband were active members of the Christian Democratic Party, an umbrella organization that opposed the government. She and her husband participated in demonstrations against the disappearance of innocent, indigenous people, especially children. As a result of their activities, military figures invaded the applicant's home and beat and gang-raped her. They threatened to... Read more

Case #30729 Mexico Gang-related violence, Gang - Extortion, Gang - Recruitment
Case #12240 El Salvador Gang-related violence, HIV/AIDS status, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)), Sexual orientation

The San Francisco Asylum Office granted asylum to a Salvadoran man who contracted HIV/AIDS after being raped by multiple gang members, who attacked him because of his sexual orientation.

Case #4275 Ecuador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Child/forced marriage

An Asylum Office granted asylum to an Ecuadorian woman who experienced severe domestic violence by her husband and mother-in-law.

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