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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort ascending Summary
Case #26669 Honduras Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))
Case #10115 Ecuador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Race/ethnicity/clan, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))
Case #17008 Guatemala Domestic violence - Child abuse

The asylum office granted asylum to a Guatemalan male unaccompanied minor who fled abuse by his father. He fled with his sister, who is represented by another attorney. The children and their community believe that their father murdered their mother.

Case #5277 Nepal Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)), Religious, Women's rights activist/feminist beliefs (non-domestic/familial and non-gang)

An Arlington Asylum Office granted asylum to a non-Hindu, non-Maoist, Nepalese woman who was a woman's rights and anti-government activist and journalist. She was arrested and brutally tortured more than 15 times by Hindu government and Maoist actors.

Case #23765 Honduras Gang-related violence, Gang - Extortion, Gang - Family-based, Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Whistleblower or other informant / witness to corruption

The immigration judge denied asylum, withholding, and CAT protection to a Honduran woman who fled gang threats. A gang had killed her brother after he refused to pay a “tax.” The gang then started threatening the applicant and her sister. The applicant proposed a social group of “family members of [her brother who was killed].” According to the applicant’s attorney, the IJ determined that... Read more

Case #499 El Salvador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)

The applicant and her son came to the U.S. in 1991 to escape beatings, threats, and harassment from members of the Frente Farabundo Marti para la Liberacion Nacional (?FMLN?). Her father, an officer in the National Police, was killed by the FMLN in 1980.

In the early 1980s the applicant?s common-law husband ? the father of her five children ? pressured her to join the FMLN. When she... Read more

Case #11772 El Salvador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse

The immigration judge granted cancellation of removal to a Salvadoran female asylum applicant who experienced domestic abuse as a child at the hands of her father. The applicant also has two minor daughters whom she fears would be harmed by her father.

Case #3745 Liberia Female Genital Cutting (FGC) / other mutilation

An Immigration Judge granted asylum to a Liberian woman who was raped and subjected to FGC.

Case #29535 El Salvador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Street child
Case #8413 Pakistan Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Honor killing or violence

A Texas Asylum Office granted asylum to a Pakistani woman who suffered domestic violence by her husband in an arranged marriage. The violence increased in frequency and severity, when she was pregnant. After entering the marriage, she learned that her husband had a criminal background: he had been convicted for child abuse and rape in the United States and deported to Pakistan a few... Read more

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