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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort ascending Summary
Case #3825 El Salvador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence) Jan 16, 2007 (Immigration Judge)

An Immigration Judge granted on January 16, 2007. Applicant sought asylum on domestic violence grounds. Her partner abused and raped her repeatedly over a ten-year period. He claimed he could abuse her since she was "his woman." He threatened to kill her numerous times, and threatened to "hurt her where it would hurt the most," which my client understands as a threat to the couple's three... Read more

Case #3161 Mexico Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence) Jan 15, 2007 (Asylum Office)

Asylum Officer granted asylum on January 15, 2007. Applicant was a victim of domestic violence at the hands of her husband, who was an attorney in Mexico. She had tried to obtain a divorce for 2 years, but due to her husband's connections was unable to do so. She submitted emergency room reports from Mexico, psychological evaluations of the abuser done in Mexico, and extensive documentation of... Read more

Case #1114 Albania Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)) Jan 15, 2007 (Federal Court of Appeals)
Case #5032 Guatemala Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence) Jan 09, 2007 (Immigration Judge)

Applicant was a Guatemalan woman victim of domestic violence. She was granted asylum on January 9, 2007.

She claimed persecution on account of her membership in the social group of married Guatemalan women who resist their abusers but are unable to leave the relationship, and on account of her political opinion that married women in Guatemala are not the property of their husbands.... Read more

Case #3696 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence) Jan 08, 2007 (Immigration Judge)

An IJ granted asylum on January 8, 2007 to a 19-year-old woman from Honduras who had been a victim of domestic violence at the hands of her male companion. She had suffered multiple beatings, including being struck by a machete. Her companion abused her children by withholding food from them. The applicant claimed past persecution on account of her particular social group of "women from rural... Read more

Case #4211 El Salvador Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)), Disability Jan 04, 2007 (Immigration Judge)

A San Francisco Immigration Judge granted asylum on January 4, 2007.

Respondent was a 30 year old woman from El Salvador who had cerebral palsy and was severely mentally and emotionally disabled. She was raped by a hospital worker in El Salvador, fled to the United States with her mother and gave birth to the child of the rape in the United States. The extent of the persecution... Read more

Case #3163 Uganda Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Female Genital Cutting (FGC) / other mutilation, Child/forced marriage Jan 01, 2007 (Board of Immigration Appeals)

IJ granted asylum on January 24, 2007. The applicant was a female from Uganda. Her parents sold her into an arranged marriage. When she showed signs of resistance to this arrangement they beat her. They also took her to a tribal elder for FGC. Finally, they allowed the male to whom she was promised come to the house to sexually assault her. On one occasion they arranged for this man to kidnap... Read more

Case #4314 Ivory Coast Female Genital Cutting - Fears Future FGC to self, Child/forced marriage, Polygamy Dec 27, 2006 (Asylum Office)

Asylum Officer granted asylum on December 27, 2006. Applicant was a citizen of the Ivory Coast of Doula Malenke Muslin background. She had an urban upbringing and came from a middle/upper class environment. Her father arranged her marriage with a man 20 years her senior, and she would have been his third wife. Upon her marriage, she would have to undergo female genital cutting. Despite her... Read more

Case #3823 Guatemala Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence) Dec 20, 2006 (Immigration Judge)

IJ granted asylum on December 20, 2006.

Guatemalan woman who was subjected to severe physical, mental, and emotional abuse by her husband. Her case was very similar to R-A-.

CGRS has human rights documentation.

Case #4460 Nicaragua Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)) Dec 06, 2006 (Immigration Judge)

The applicant was a Nicaraguan woman who was severely abused emotionally, physically and sexually by her husband. She sought police protection on at least four occasions, but the police failed to take any action to protect her. She claimed to be a member of the particular social group of "Nicaraguan women who are physically, emotionally and sexually abused by their husbands and who seek but... Read more

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