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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort ascending Summary
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

Case #25076 El Salvador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Partner abuse Nov 28, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The IJ granted asylum to a Salvadoran woman who fled domestic violence. Before fleeing her country, she was imprisoned in her own home by her intimate partner for over two years, time in which she was unable to communicate with the outside world. The applicant was also subjected to severe physical violence and death threats, and the perpetrator often made misogynistic statements while being... Read more

Case #28398 El Salvador Gang-related violence, Gang - Recruitment Nov 27, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The IJ denied withholding and CAT relief for a Salvadoran man who was threatened by gang members because of his (non-gang) tattoos. He is also scared that his ex-partner in the U.S. will get her brother, a detective and her ex, a former member of the military, to kill him. The IJ denied relief, and the BIA remanded.

Case #25353 Venezuela Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Political association/activist Nov 23, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The IJ granted the asylum claim of a Venezuelan woman who was a poll worker and organizer for the political party Unidad, the opposition coalition to the Chavez party. After elections, she received death threats and her loved ones were attacked.

Case #24837 Honduras Gang-related violence, Gang - Family-based Nov 21, 2018 (Asylum Office)

The AO granted the asylum claim of a Honduran boy, designated as a UAC, whose father was repeatedly threatened by the leader of a local gang. Members of the applicant's family have had multiple run-ins with the gang, including threats and physical attacks, over the past seven years. The applicant's father had made several police... Read more

Case #27059 Mexico Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Partner abuse Nov 20, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge granted asylum for a Mexican woman who experienced a severe form of domestic violence. The applicant was married to her husband when she was 18 years old. During a subsequent pregnancy, her husband beat her and did not allow her to go to the hosptial to receive treatment, in an attempt to force her to miscarry, and against her wishes to carry the pregnancy to term. The... Read more

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