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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort ascending Summary
Case #24578 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Domestic violence - Partner abuse Aug 01, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge denied asylum, withholding of removal, and CAT protection to a Honduran woman who was stalked by her former partner. She was a child when her former partner, an adult, began a relationship with her and got her pregnant. Years later, he demanded that the applicant and their child come live with him and threatened to abduct the child. His family was involved in drug... Read more

Case #24412 Cameroon Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Political association/activist, Race/ethnicity/clan Jul 31, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The IJ granted asylum to a Cameroonian woman after she was arrested, detained, and beaten for taking part in a peaceful political demonstration. The applicant's attorney advanced arguments based on her status as an anglophone Cameroonian and her political activism. 

Case #21730 Mexico Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Partner abuse, Gang-related violence, Gang - Extortion Jul 31, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge granted asylum to a Mexican woman who suffered severe domestic violence and was extorted by the Templar Knights where she lived in Michoacan. She had been sexually and physically abused by her husband for a year after they were married. He beat her so severely that she lost a child. She separated from him for seven years... Read more

Case #16539 El Salvador Gang-related violence, Gang - Family-based, Gang - Informant/witness to gang activity Jun 20, 2018 (Asylum Office)

The asylum office granted asylum to a Salvadoran female unaccompanied child who fled because of gangs' persecution of her family. MS-13 gang members killed her father and 18th Street gang members killed her mother. She assisted police in identifying the attackers.

Case #25182 Guatemala Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Partner abuse Jun 18, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The immigration judge granted withholding of removal to a Guatemalan woman who experienced domestic violence. The applicant began a relationship with her boyfriend, a member of a family associated with organized crime, when she was 18 years old. The boyfriend began to control her behavior, escalating to the point where she was not allowed to... Read more

Case #23300 Mexico Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse Jun 13, 2018 (Asylum Office)

The asylum office granted asylum to a Mexican male UAC who was physically and mentally abused by his mother and then abandoned.

Case #25334 Saudi Arabia Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Domestic violence - Partner abuse, Marriage-related harms or honor violence, Honor killing or violence, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)), Religious Jun 06, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The IJ granted asylum to a Saudi woman who suffered severe abuse from multiple male family members because she defied a strict interpretation of Islam. The applicant was jailed by religious police for failing to cover her head in public and was sexually assaulted in jail. After the arrest, her father beat her and threatened to kill her for the... Read more

Case #24417 Honduras Gang-related violence, Gang - Informant/witness to gang activity, Gang - Recruitment, Military/Police service Jun 06, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The IJ granted the asylum claim of a Honduran man who was targeted by a distant relative to help with drug smuggling business because of his former service in the navy. When the applicant refused, he was threatened several times. The applicant argued that he was a member of the social group "former members of the Honduran armed forces."  

Case #24419 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Gang-related violence, Gang - Informant/witness to gang activity, Religious May 25, 2018 (Immigration Judge)

The IJ denied the asylum claim of a Honduran man who was mistreated by his family because of his differing religious views. The applicant was also threatened by a gang after witnessing a murder. The IJ denied the religious claim on nexus, finding that the harm was between family members, and successful internal relocation. On the gang claim, the... Read more

Case #23504 Guatemala Gang-related violence, Gang - Extortion, Gang - Family-based, Military/Police service May 18, 2018 (Asylum Office)

The asylum officer granted asylum to a Guatemalan man who had been persecuted during the civil war. The military tried to forcibly recruit him and when he refused, they threatened to kill him. They then beat him, raped his sisters, killed one of his brothers, and threatened to kill him. Since he left, his sister who lives in the same house, has been targeted for extortion by the maras. The... Read more

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