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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort ascending Summary
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 #26787 El Salvador Gang-related violence, Gang - Rape or sexual violence, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)), Race/ethnicity/clan, Blood feud Aug 30, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge granted asylum to a Salvadoran man who was raped as a child by enemies of his father. The rapist then murdered applicant's father. The applicant's famiily submitted a motion for copentency hearing under Matter of M-A-M-, but the immigration judge did not rule on it until the day of the hearing. The attorneys negotiated... Read more

Case #16818 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Partner abuse Aug 30, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge denied asylum, withholding of removal, and CAT protection to a Honduran woman who suffered domestic violence at the hands of the father of her children. Although they were not legally married, the applicant refered to him as her husband. The applicant's husband physically and sexually abused her, threatened to kill her, and had friends watch the house to prevent her... Read more

Case #20329 El Salvador Gang - Recruitment, LGBTQI, Sexual orientation, Sexual orientation - Gay Aug 29, 2018 (Immigration Judge)
Case #26544 Mexico Gang-related violence, Gang - Family-based, Gang - Informant/witness to gang activity Aug 24, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge denied asylum, withholding and CAT to a Mexican man many of whose family members had been murdered by cartel members in relation to winning a bet. The applicant's three brothers and nephew won a bet against a member of the Nueva Generacion Cartel, and then were murdered. When applicant's mother and sister pressed the... Read more

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 #26679 Guatemala Gang-related violence, Gang - Rape or sexual violence Aug 09, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge denied asylum to a 23-year-old Guatemalan woman who lived in a rural village and attended school in a nearby town, which had a heavy presence of MS-13 and Barrio 18 gang members. Gang members attacked her while she rode motorbike home one because they resented her not paying attention to them. One gang member punched her in the face, knocking her unconscious and... 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

Case #22440 India Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, LGBTQI, Sexual orientation, Sexual orientation - Gay Aug 03, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge granted asylum to two men, a couple, from India. They hid their sexual orientation and their relationship, but once their landlord found out, the police showed up with one of their fathers and beat them. Then they fled the country. The immigation judge granted asylum based on membership in the group "gay men in India."... Read more

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