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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort ascending Summary
Case #3859 El Salvador Gang-related violence, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)) Dec 02, 2006 (Immigration Judge)

A San Francisco IJ granted asylum on December 2, 2006 to a Salvadoran man who had been persecuted during the civil war, and who had suffered severe threats - to himself and his daughter - from gang members. The gang, La Cuchillada, broke into the family's home and robbed them. The father went to the police and the D.A. to report the crime several times, but nothing was ever done. After gang... Read more

Case #4616 El Salvador Gang-related violence, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)) Nov 30, 2006 (Board of Immigration Appeals)

Female applicant from El Salvador who was raped and threatened by gang members when she refused to join the gang. BIA upheld IJ denial on November, 30 2006. The BIA relied on Castro-Perez v. Gonzales, 409 F.3d 1069 (9th Cir. 2005) to conclude that respondent had failed to show that the government of El Salvador was unwilling and unable to protect her. She also failed to demonstrate government... Read more

Case #4541 Guatemala Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)) Nov 14, 2006 (Immigration Judge)

IJ granted asylum on November 14, 2006.

Applicant was a woman from Guatemala who was harassed and threatened by gang members. On several occasions gang members threatened to kill her and even held a knife to her neck. The woman went to the police seeking protection; they took her statement, but took no further action. She quit her job and started working from home and hardly ever left... Read more

Case #4483 El Salvador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)) Nov 08, 2006 (Asylum Office)

Asylum Officer granted asylum on November 11, 2006. Applicant had family members in the military in El Salvador. She was stalked by a member of the guerrilla. He came to her home, knocked her unconscious and raped her. He threatened to kill her if she refused to be with him. He killed her fiance and her sister's husband. She tried to relocate on several occasions within El Salvador, but he... Read more

Case #3965 Kenya Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Female Genital Cutting - Fears FGC to a child, Female Genital Cutting - Fears Future FGC to self Oct 20, 2006 (Asylum Office)

Asylum officer granted asylum on October 10, 2006 to a Kenyan woman who fled to the United States with her daughters for fear of female genital cutting to herself and her children. She had been subjected to domestic violence and marital rape due to her resistance to female genital cutting.

Case #3526 Uzbekistan Trafficking (sexual and labor) Sep 20, 2006 (Immigration Judge)

Following a denial by the Asylum Office, an IJ granted asylum on September 20, 2006. Applicant was an ethnic Russian who grew up in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, and lived most of her life in the latter. Since the ethnically distinct republics became independent after the fall of communism, ethnic Russians have been targets of xenophobia and discrimination. Women have particularly been targeted... Read more

Case #2969 Mexico Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence) Sep 19, 2006 (Immigration Judge)

IJ granted asylum On September 19, 2006. Government indicated it would appeal. Appeal pending at BIA as of September 20, 2006. Mexican national who had been repeatedly beaten, raped and threatened with death by her husband. Her husband ran a drug-trafficking organization in Mexico and had connections with the government and bribed Mexican authorities. There was a one-year bar issue, but she... Read more

Case #3292 Colombia Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence) Sep 15, 2006 (Asylum Office)

Asylum Officer (Miami) granted asylum on September 15, 2006. Applicant was abused in Colombia by husband. He would threaten to hit her when they had arguments but she thought this was normal, even though she was very afraid of him. She had called the police in Colombia when he physically abused her but they did nothing. She followed him to Mexico where he also abused her and the children. She... Read more

Case #3064 Gambia Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Female Genital Cutting (FGC) / other mutilation Aug 08, 2006 (Board of Immigration Appeals)

IJ denied asylum on the one year bar, but granted withholding. BIA granted asylum on August 8, 2006. Applicant was a woman who suffered FGC in the Gambia over 30 years ago. She was the victim of horrific domestic violence in addition to the FGC. She attempted to leave the Gambia many times, even got as far as Norway at one time, and her husband tracked her down and forced her to return to him... Read more

Case #3697 Guinea Female Genital Cutting (FGC) / other mutilation, Female Genital Cutting - Fears FGC to a child, Female Genital Cutting - Past FGC Jul 19, 2006 (Immigration Judge)

IJ granted withholding on July 19, 2006. Applicant was a Guinean woman who was subjected to FGC and feared that her two US citizen daughters would be subjected to FGC. The IJ found that she had suffered past persecution and relied on C-Y-Z- to find that her daughters would be exposed to harm if returned to Guinea. The Applicant was not granted asylum due to the one-year bar, but was granted... Read more

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