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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort ascending Summary
Case #26123 Iran Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Partner abuse, Marriage-related harms or honor violence, Child/forced marriage Jan 30, 2019 (Asylum Office)

The AO granted asylum to an Iranian woman who experienced domestic violence and forced marriage. She wanted a divorce but her husband refused, and she feared future persecution because Iranian law would allow her husband to take away her rights if she were to return. The AO granted asylum based on the PSG of "women who are unable to leave their marriage in Iran."

Case #29586 Nicaragua Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Political association/activist Jan 28, 2019 (Immigration Judge)

The IJ granted asylum to a Nicaraguan man who was beaten while participating in a mother's day protest in Managua. After the protest, he received threats and felt compelled to move to a different town. A neighbor leader threatened him with a machete for being a protestor. He was told that he needed to stop and join the neighbor leaders' cause of... Read more

Case #29678 Egypt Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Religious Jan 07, 2019 (Asylum Office)

The Asylum Office granted asylum for an Egyptian women on account of her Coptic Christian faith and childhood trauma. The applicant was accused of "blasphemy" for helping a muslim convert, and was experiencing psyhological sypmtoms from severe childhood trauma.

Case #24846 Guatemala Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)), Trafficking (sexual and labor), Sex trafficking / sex slavery / prostitution, Labor Trafficking / Slavery Jan 07, 2019 (Asylum Office)

The asylum office granted asylum to a Guatemalan female unaccompanied minor who was repeatedly abused by her father. The applicant’s father was violent towards the applicant and her mother because they were women. He was physically abusive with the applicant, forced her to work with no remuneration, and forced her into prostitution to settle debts.

Case #29428 El Salvador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse Jan 04, 2019 (Asylum Office)

The Asylum Office referred a case of a Salvadoran girl who experienced repeated child abuse as well as threats from gang members. The applicant, who did not have contact with both of her parents, had been sexually abused multiple times by a male family member and also experienced physical and emotional abuse by her grandmother. She fled after gangs threatened to kidnap her. She applied for... Read more

Case #28495 Guatemala Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Gang-related violence, Gang - Rape or sexual violence Jan 02, 2019 (Asylum Office)

The asylum office granted asylum to a Guatemalan woman whose parents abused her. They forced her to sell vegetables at the market and beat her if she did not sell enough. Gang members repeatedly robbed and raped her on her way back from the market, and her parents beat her for returning empty-handed not believing she had been raped.

Case #23023 Mexico Gang-related violence, Gang - Informant/witness to gang activity Dec 21, 2018 (Board of Immigration Appeals)

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 #23821 El Salvador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Domestic violence - Partner abuse, Gang-related violence, Gang - Extortion, Gang - Family-based Dec 20, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The IJ granted humanitarian asylum based on the parties' agreement that the applicant, a Salvadoran woman, had experienced severe past persecution from her first partner while she was a child then throughout a 20-year-relationship with her second partner. She had not heard from her first partner in decades and the second partner is in the U.S.... Read more

Case #28176 Guatemala Disability, Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse Dec 20, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge granted the asylum application of a Guatemalan woman who was physically abused and threatened with death by her grandfather. The applicant also witnessed her grandfather perpetrating horrific physical and sexual violence on her mother. The applicant is a product of incest between her grandfather and mother and the applicant... Read more

Case #25159 El Salvador Gang-related violence, Gang - Rape or sexual violence Dec 20, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge granted withholding of removal under CAT, but denied asylum and withholding of removal for a woman from El Salvador. The applicant had been raped, beaten, and threatened on three occasions by a gang member for refusing to be in a relationship with him. The judge rejected asylum claims based on political opinion and the psg... Read more

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