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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort ascending Summary
Case #13246 El Salvador Gang - Informant/witness to gang activity, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))
Case #21737 Haiti Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Partner abuse
Case #6507 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Gang-related violence, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

A Houston Immigration Judge granted asylum to a Honduran minor. The girl was held captive by her partner, who was a member of 18th Street Gang. Her partner kept her under constant supervision and repeatedly raped and beat her. She escaped to United States and gave birth to a girl.

Case #1040 Albania Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

A Boston Immigration Judge granted asylum to an Albanian woman who is a member of the Democratic party of Albania. She was raped by several policemen while she was on her way home from a political meeting.

Case #10675 Pakistan Honor killing or violence

The Board of Immigration Appeals affirmed the Immigration Judge's denial of asylum, withholding of removal, and CAT relief. The case involved a married couple from Pakistan who suffered persecution because their marriage was not proper in the eyes of the wife's family since they come from different tribes. The wife's extended family had threatened their lives. Immigration Judge denied... Read more

Case #81 Nigeria Female Genital Cutting (FGC) / other mutilation

The applicant is a Nigerian woman from the Boki Tribe. She was forcibly subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) when she was 10 years old. Due to the FGM, the applicant continues to suffer from severe physical and emotional complications. Menstruation, child labor, urinating and sexual intercourse are extremely painful. She also feels shameful about the FGM. A medical doctor and a... Read more

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 #12191 El Salvador Domestic violence - Child abuse, HIV/AIDS status, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)), Sexual orientation

Gay Salvadoran man with horrific past persecution as a child from church members, family members, a priest, gang members, and police in ES. He believes he contracted HIV/AIDS in the US. He arrived in the US in 2001 and received TPS that same year. He has maintained TPS status since that time.

Case #11083 Guatemala Gang-related violence, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

A California Asylum Office granted asylum to a Guatemalan minor who was kidnapped by gang members when she was leaving school and held captive for about a month. During that time, the girl was physically and sexually abused and held for ransom. 

Case #3272 Guatemala Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

Asylum Officer granted asylum. The applicant was a 25 year old Mam Maya woman from Guatemala. When the applicant was nine years old, G-2 soldiers killed her uncle and his driver, and shortly thereafter killed another of the applicant's uncles, along with his wife and son. The G-2 killed several people in the applicant's village, and raped some village girls. The soldiers and the G-2 would pass... Read more

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