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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort ascending Summary
Case #26234 Guatemala Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Domestic violence - Partner abuse, Race/ethnicity/clan, Indigenous ethnicity Dec 20, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge granted the asylum application of a Guatemalan woman who experienced severe physical and sexual violence from her father starting at a young age; the applicant was also mistreated because of her indigenous heritage. The applicant had five children out of her father's incest and the applicant and her children were controlled... Read more

Case #27708 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Partner abuse, Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower Dec 20, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The IJ granted asylum to a Honduran Garifuna woman who was involved in a women's rights group. She began a relationship with a man and got pregnant, which angered him. He repeatedly asked her to get an abortion. When she decided to keep the baby, he slashed her across the face with a knife. The police refused to get involved because they did not... Read more

Case #24836 Honduras Gang-related violence, Gang - Family-based Dec 19, 2018 (Asylum Office)

The asylum office granted asylum to a 17 year old boy from Honduras who feared persecution because many of his male family members had be murdered, including his father, brother and three paternal uncles. He also received threats and messages that he would be killed. It seems like the applicant's attorney proposed a family-based PSG. The... Read more

Case #29217 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Domestic violence - Partner abuse, Gang-related violence, Gang - Extortion Dec 19, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge granted asylum to a Honduran woman who had experienced domestic violence and received threats from a gang member. The applicant's husband was physically and emotionally abusive towards her. He went to the U.S., but returned to Honduras when he learned that she had a child with another man. The applicant's neighbor was also a gang member, and after she reported him to the... Read more

Case #26022 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Partner abuse, Race/ethnicity/clan Dec 10, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge granted asylum for a Garifuna Honduran woman who suffered domestic violence. She was abused by her partner on a daily basis, and was detained while crossing the border. The immigration judge did not state the basis for granting asylum, but the applicant claimed asylum based on a particular social group that included race as well the protected ground of race itself.

Case #27308 Guatemala Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, LGBTQI, Gender identity, Gender identity - Transgender female (MTF), Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Political association/activist, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)), Trafficking (sexual and labor), Sex trafficking / sex slavery / prostitution Dec 10, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge granted asylum to Guatemalan transgender woman who had been physically abused by a relative because of her gender identity, and then sex trafficked for years. After she escaped, her captor, her captor's family, and other gang members came after her. She was continually either rejected or assaulted by police when she sought... Read more

Case #21557 India Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Partner abuse, Marriage-related harms or honor violence, Honor killing or violence Dec 07, 2018 (Asylum Office)

The asylum office granted asylum to an Indian woman who was subjected to domestic violence. The applicant was abused by her husband both in her home country and in the US after their arrival to the country with work related visas. After the applicant’s husband fled the country to avoid prosecution, she feared returning India. The applicant's attorney reported proposing as protected grounds (1... Read more

Case #27282 El Salvador Gang-related violence, Gang - Family-based, Military/Police service, Police officer or former police officer (applicant identity) Dec 04, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The applicants' attorney reports that the immigration judge granted asylum on the basis of the applicants' membership in a particular social group. According to the applicants' attorney, in this consolidated case, the applicants, husband and wife, were both police officers, and they received death threats from MS-13 and B-18 for anti-gang work... Read more

Case #27962 Ghana Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Partner abuse, Female Genital Cutting (FGC) / other mutilation, Female Genital Cutting - Fears Future FGC to self, Marriage-related harms or honor violence, Child/forced marriage, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)), Religious Nov 30, 2018 (Immigration Judge)
Case #26240 Morocco Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Partner abuse Nov 29, 2018 (Asylum Office)

The asylum office granted asylum to a Morrocan woman who fled domestic violence. The applicant’s husband subjected her to physical violence, threatened with making her abort their unborn child, and threatened to kill her if she sought employment. The applicant went to the police for help but was turned away. The applicant’s attorney reported proposing the particular social groups of: "married... Read more

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