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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort ascending Summary
Case #16779 El Salvador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)

The immigration judge granted asylum to a Salvadoran woman fleeing domestic violence.

Case #82 El Salvador Domestic violence - Child abuse, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

The applicant was born after her mother had an affair with her father, who was already married and had several grown children. Her mother died when she was a child, and she was raised by her "aunt", whom she later learned was her half-sister (her father's legitimate daughter). Her aunt's family is wealthy and powerful with many political and business ties. Her aunt's husband was an officer in... Read more

Case #10309 Afghanistan Race/ethnicity/clan, Women's rights activist/feminist beliefs (non-domestic/familial and non-gang)

This case invovles an Afghani woman who fears future persecution as a non-religious woman who believes in women’s rights. She also fears she will be targeted because has a son who was born in the United States. The woman decided not to go forward with the case.

Case #25669 Colombia LGBTQI, Gender identity, Gender identity - Transgender female (MTF), Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Political association/activist

The asylum office granted asylum to a Colombian transgender woman who experienced persecution due to her gender identity. She was beat, raped, and fired from public office because she is transgender.

Case #12189 Guatemala Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)

Guatemalan female experienced past persecution from her ex-husband and father of her oldest daughter. Her ex-husband continues to believe she is his woman and has threatened that she will "pay for it" if she ever returns to Guatemala. Client filed for asylum 11 years after her last arrival in the US, but has been diagnosed with PTSD and depression, and is arguing changed circumstances, due to... Read more

Case #4941 Guatemala

An Asylum Office granted asylum to a Guatemalan. 

Case #3273 Cameroon Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

Asylum Officer granted asylum. The applicant was a 24-year-old Anglophone Cameroonian. Her father participated in the Southern Cameroon National Council (SCNC), and died after being detained, tortured, and denied medical treatment for a kidney condition by the Cameroonian police. The applicant became an active member of the SCNC in 1999, and was arrested twice. During the arrests she was held... Read more

Case #10761 El Salvador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Gang-related violence

A Texas Asylum Office granted asylum to a Salvadoran minor. The girl was raped and impregnated by a MS gang member when she was 15 years old. The rapist was later imprisoned for another offense. From jail, the girl's rapist called to threaten her, demanded that she had to give him the child, and told her to pay him conjugal visits. 

Case #19336 Guinea-Conakry Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Race/ethnicity/clan

The immigration judge granted asylum to a Peul/Fulani male applicant from Guinea-Conakry who fled physical violence from security forces/gendarmes during political protests against the ruling Rally of the Guinean People (RGP) party. The applicant’s attorney proposed the protected grounds of Peul/Fulani ethnicity and imputed political opinion of anti-RGP or anti-President Conde and his... Read more

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.

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