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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort ascending Summary
Case #23023 Mexico Gang-related violence, Gang - Informant/witness to gang activity Feb 15, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

The IJ granted CAT to a Mexican male in remanded reinstatement proceedings. The man had witnessed a double murder by the Zetas cartel in Mexico and was subsequently beaten and threatened with death. According to the attorney, the IJ denied withholding of removal under 241(b)(3) because the BIA had rejected the PSG "witness to Zetas cartel... Read more

Case #25853 Guatemala Gang-related violence, Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Political association/activist, Women's rights activist/feminist beliefs (non-domestic/familial and non-gang), Race/ethnicity/clan, Indigenous ethnicity Feb 14, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge granted the asylum claim of an indigenous Mam man from Guatemala who was beaten and threatened with death by MS-13. According to the applicant's attorney, the applicant had what he believed was a voluntary position created by the government to try to reduce violence against women and reduce gang violence and delinquency in his community. On one occasion, MS-13... Read more

Case #22126 Mexico Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Gang-related violence, Gang - Family-based, Gang - Informant/witness to gang activity Feb 14, 2019 (Asylum Office)

The asylum office (AO) did not grant asylum to an Afro-Mexican male child who experienced child abuse and harm by gang members. The applicant was repeatedly abused by his grandfather and uncle, including physical beatings and forced labor, because he was a member of his mother's family. Gang members also killed his brother in Guerrero, Mexico... Read more

Case #22064 Venezuela Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Political association/activist Feb 13, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

The IJ granted asylum to a Venezuelan woman who was targeted because her son previously worked for the opposition Primero Justicio. She was threatened by phone and in-person, and her home was destroyed. According to the attorney, the IJ granted asylum based on a family PSG, political opinion, and imputed political opinion. DHS did not appeal.... Read more

Case #29066 Haiti Gang-related violence, Gang - Family-based, Gang - Forced relationship, Gang - Rape or sexual violence, Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower Feb 13, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

The IJ granted asylum to a Haitian woman whose brother refused to join a gang and was kidnapped and nearly killed. Gang members also beat up the applicant, kicking, punching, and hitting her with a gun, threatened to kill her and her brother. Months later, gang members kidnapped her, and one of the gang members who wanted to court her... Read more

Case #24840 Honduras Gang-related violence, Gang - Informant/witness to gang activity Feb 11, 2019 (Asylum Office)

The asylum office granted asylum to a minor boy from Honduras. A gang member attacked him and his father, shooting and killing his father in front of him. The boy got away and informed the police of his father's murderer's identify. He fears that gang members will kill him becauase he witnessed the murder and told the police the identity of the... Read more

Case #28815 Mexico LGBTQI, Sexual orientation, Sexual orientation - Gay, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)) Feb 06, 2019 (Asylum Office)

The asylum office granted asylum to a gay man who experienced sexual abuse when he was growing up because of his sexual orientation. He feared reporting to the police because he is gay. He was not able to talk about the abuse that happened to him he decided to apply for asylum.

Case #27568 Guatemala Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Domestic violence - Partner abuse, HIV/AIDS status Feb 04, 2019 (Asylum Office)

The asylum office granted asylum to a Guatemalan woman who married her husband when she was 15 because her mother could no longer care for her. Her husband who is bisexual had sexual relations with men and gave her HIV. He also severely abused her damaging her eye. She tried to obtain police protection several times to no avail. The attorney had... Read more

Case #28656 Honduras Gang-related violence, LGBTQI, Sexual orientation, Sexual orientation - Gay, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)) Feb 01, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge granted withholding of removal to a gay, HIV+ Honduran man who had a prior removal order. His family and gang members had abused him based on his sexual orientation. According to the attorney, the immigration judge granted withholding of removal based on her membership in a PSG of "LGBTQ Honduran man living with HIV." DHS... Read more

Case #23897 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)) Jan 31, 2019 (Asylum Office)

The asylum office granted asylum to a unaccompanied Honduran minor whose was raped by a family member when he was 5 and whose father was violent towards him and his mother. The boy has multiple scares on his body from his father's abuse, endured verbal abuse, and was forced to work beginning when he was 9 years old and exposed to dangerous tools... Read more

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