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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort ascending Summary
Case #10743 Mexico Domestic violence - Child abuse, Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence) Mar 06, 2014 (Asylum Office)

Mexican woman who had suffered years of incest from older male family members and violence from the father of her two oldest children was granted asylum by the San Francisco Ayslum Office.  She filed for asylum more than 7.5 years after her last arrival in the US and a psychological evaluation was submitted in her case to overcome the one-year filing deadline because of the past trauma she had... Read more

Case #10810 Mexico Gender identity, HIV/AIDS status, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)), Sexual orientation Mar 05, 2014 (Asylum Office)

Client is a gay, Mexican man who repressed his sexual orientation for most of his life and married a woman to conform with social, cultural and religious norms.  He contracted HIV after having casual relationships with men in the US.  He last entered the US in 1999 and filed for asylum in December 2013. He was able to overcome the one-year filing deadline due to various changed and... Read more

Case #10707 Mexico Gender identity, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)), Sexual orientation Mar 04, 2014 (Asylum Office)

Gay man from Michoacan, Mexico granted asylum.  Filed for asylum more than 4 years after last entry into the US.

Case #10827 El Salvador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence) Nov 27, 2013 (Immigration Judge)
Case #10703 Mongolia Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence) Feb 07, 2013 (Asylum Office)

A Mongolian survivor of domestic violence from her husband was granted asylum based upon political opinion and membership in a particular social group.

Case #6841 Tajikistan Jun 03, 2011 (Immigration Judge)

A 53 year old Uzbek-born woman with Tajik citizenship was subjected to extreme violence and persecution in Tajikistan for rejecting the Muslim religion for the Bahai faith, as well as defying the traditional stereotypes of a conservative Tajik woman. Because she was born in Uzbekistan, she was also singled out for violence and harassment as a scapegoat for the poor living conditions in... Read more

Case #7484 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence) May 19, 2011 (Immigration Judge)

Ms. AB, a woman from Honduras, was kidnapped by a member of the military when she was a teenager. For over two and a half decades, she was emotionally, verbally, physically, and sexually abused by her captor. He frequently told her she was his property and that she would never see her family again. Each of the children she bore from him was a product of rape. Her batterer also abused the... Read more

Case #288 Guatemala Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence) Jan 01, 2011 (Immigration Judge)

The applicant was raised in a small farming community, and she got married when she was sixteen years old. She and her husband had two children together. Her husband would physically and mentally abuse her. When the beatings were too severe, she would flee to her parents' home for safety. Her husband's family would threaten her. The applicant brought charges against her husband but the court... Read more

Case #6354 Ireland Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence) Oct 01, 2009 (Immigration Judge)
Case #6396 El Salvador Sexual orientation, HIV/AIDS status Sep 23, 2009 (Immigration Judge)

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