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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort ascending Summary
Case #5283 Guinea Female Genital Cutting - Fears FGC to a child

An Asylum Office granted asylum to a Guinean woman from the Malinke tribe who feared that her young daughter would be forced to undergo FGC if she remains in Guinea.

Case #4940 Guatemala Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

An Asylum Office granted asylum to a Guatemalan who suffered non-domestic sexual violence. 

Case #3358 Guatemala Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

IJ Polly Webber granted asylum on November 7, 2005. Applicant was a 40-year old woman from Guatemala who was attacked and raped by four armed and masked men who held up the company bus on which she and fellow workers were riding after their shift at a shrimp factory in Champerico. She was so traumatized by this horrible event that she has not been able to go home or even tell anyone what... Read more

Case #421 El Salvador Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

The applicant is from a rural and remote part of El Salvador. She lived there with her mother, her father, and three brothers until 1990. One night in 1989 or 1990, ten armed members of the FMLN rebel group entered her house. The guerrillas ordered her father to pack some clothes and to go with them. The guerrillas threatened to return to get others who would be useful to them. Within a week... Read more

Case #11018 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)

The Board of Immigration Appeals upheld the Immigration Judge's denial of asylum, withholding of removal, and CAT relief. The case involved a Honduran woman who suffered domestic violence by her ex-domestic partners. Her first domestic partner regularly beat her and controlled her. He died 15 years ago. She then suffered physical and psychological abuse by a second domestic partner. She... Read more

Case #23083 Guatemala Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Domestic violence - In-law abuse, Domestic violence - Partner abuse
Case #6903 Mali Domestic violence - Child abuse, Female Genital Cutting - Fears FGC to a child, Child/forced marriage

An Immigration Judge granted asylum to a Malian woman who suffered child abuse by her father. She came to the United States to study and got pregnant while she was here. Her father was enraged and demanded her to return to Mali. He threatened that he would force her into an arranged marriage and circumcise her daughter. One year bar was waived.

Case #80 El Salvador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Street child

The applicant was born in 1984 in El Salvador. Her father died before she was born and her mother died when she was eight years old. The applicant has five siblings, but does not where any of them are. The applicant lived with her mother's friend; she was not allowed to go to school and instead was responsible for the household chores. Her mother's friend's husband threatened and abused the... Read more

Case #10086 Brazil Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)

A Boston Immigration Judge granted asylum to a Brazilian woman who suffered domestic violence by her ex-partner. She notified the police about the abuse, but she did not obtain any help because in Brazil domestic violence is considered an internal family issue and her ex-partner had friends in police. 

Case #4340 Gambia Female Genital Cutting - Fears FGC to a child, Female Genital Cutting - Past FGC

A Seattle Asylum Office granted asylum to a Gambian woman who was a victim of FGC. The woman feared that her daughter would also be forced to undergo the procedure. One year bar was waived due to the birth of her daughter.

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