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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort ascending Summary
Case #25664 Mexico Gang-related violence, Gang - Extortion, Gang - Former gang member, Gang - Recruitment Nov 08, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge granted CAT protection to a Mexican man who fears persecution from a cartel. The applicant was a jockey and was hired to participate in a race that he lost. After losing, he learned he had been hired by members of a cartel who demanded he pay back the money they lost betting on him. When he could not, the cartel members... Read more

Case #27056 Colombia Gang-related violence, Gang - Recruitment, Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Political association/activist Nov 06, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The applicant's attorney reports that the immigration judge granted the CAT deferral claim of a Colombian man who fears torture and death if returned to Colombia. The applicant's father was murdered in 2002 when client was a young child. His family believes the applicant's father was murdered for refusing to join the guerillas. According to the applicant's attorney, the IJ granted CAT... Read more

Case #26761 Dominica LGBTQI, Sexual orientation, Sexual orientation - Gay Sep 27, 2018 (Asylum Office)

The asylum office granted asylum to a male applicant from Dominica who fled and feared persecution due to his sexual orientation. While growing up, he was constantly discriminated, bullied and ridiculed for his perceived sexual orientation as he had not come out as gay. He feared not being able to live as an openly gay man in Dominica... Read more

Case #15836 Venezuela Gang-related violence, Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower Sep 27, 2018 (Asylum Office)

The asylum office granted the asylum claim of a Venezuelan man who was threatened and attacked, along with his sister, after challenging a taking of his family's land. The family owned land on which they were planning construction; however, the Venezuelan government built a housing settlement on the land with no notice to applicant's family.... Read more

Case #20351 Honduras Gang-related violence, Gang - Family-based, Gang - Recruitment, Gang - Religious, Religious Sep 04, 2018 (Asylum Office)

The asylum office granted asylum to a Honduran male child who refused to join a gang because of his religious affiliations, and the affiliations of his family. When the child refused to join, he was told his church was trash and he suffered severe head trauma by the gang members. The child's father was also a member of the gang and tried to... Read more

Case #26250 Ivory Coast Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - In-law abuse, Female Genital Cutting (FGC) / other mutilation, Female Genital Cutting - Fears FGC to a child, Female Genital Cutting - Past FGC Sep 01, 2018 (Asylum Office)

The asylum office did not grant the asylum application of a woman from the Ivory Coast. The applicant was accused by her mother-in-law of being a witch and causing her husband's death. The applicant got into a dispute with her mother-in-law over who would inherit the deceased husband's home, after which the applicant was beaten by intruders. One... Read more

Case #20329 El Salvador Gang - Recruitment, LGBTQI, Sexual orientation, Sexual orientation - Gay Aug 29, 2018 (Immigration Judge)
Case #26094 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Gang-related violence, Gang - Extortion, Gang - Former gang member, Gang - Informant/witness to gang activity, Gang - Recruitment Aug 17, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The IJ denied the CAT application of a Honduran man who was forced to do drugs and steal by the gangs as a child. The applicant was also abused by his mother when growing up. The applicant was convicted of an aggravated felony and the IJ denied his application for CAT protection based at least in part on news reports about ongoing... Read more

Case #14998 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - In-law abuse Aug 10, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The IJ denied the asylum application of a Honduran woman who was physically and emotionally abused by her husband's brother (her brother-in-law) after her husband left for the United States. The applicant advanced both political opinion and particular social group claims, including the groups "family members of X," "Honduran women," "... Read more

Case #26478 Guatemala Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, LGBTQI, Sexual orientation, Sexual orientation - Gay, Sexual orientation - Queer, Gender identity, Gender identity - Nonbinary or gender nonconforming, Gender identity - Transgender male (FTM), Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)), Race/ethnicity/clan, Indigenous ethnicity Aug 07, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge granted asylum to a Guatemalan transgender woman who feared persecution due to her gender identity. When the applicant originally came out as a gay man in Guatemala, she was attacked by her father. Later on, she experienced generalize discrimination and violence, and shortly before coming to the US she was raped by a group of men. The applicant now identifies as a... Read more

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