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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort ascending Summary
Case #13598 Guatemala Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)
Case #11076 El Salvador Gang-related violence

A California Asylum Office granted asylum to a Salvadoran minor. The boy fled because he had two cousins who were involved in Mara 18. One of the cousins pressured the boy to join the gang. That same cousin mentioned how his gang killed the cousin of a member of MS-13, and the boy worried this could happen to him. 

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 #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 #11330 Guatemala Race/ethnicity/clan, Gang-related violence, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

A San Francisco Immigration Judge granted asylum to a Guatemalan woman and her family. The family suffered a violent attack and death threats by drug traffickers. The drug traffickers had tricked the woman's husband into moving into an ocean property used for drug trafficking under the pretense of needing help to maintain the property. When the family tried to leave, the husband was... Read more

Case #22358 Guatemala Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)), Race/ethnicity/clan, Indigenous ethnicity

The asylum office granted asylum to a Guatemalan unaccompanied child who fears she will be subjected to sexual or physical violence in the future as an indigenous girl. The applicant did not suffer past persecution but witnessed the kidnapping of another girl. The applicant proposed the social groups "indigenous females in Guatemala" and "... Read more

Case #6672 El Salvador Domestic violence - Child abuse, Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Gang-related violence, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

A Houston Asylum Office in Houston granted asylum to a Salvadoran minor. For many years, the girl's stepfather, a former gang member, had assaulted and threatened her life. After the stepfather sexually molested both of her older sisters, one of them committed suicide.

Case #71 Sri Lanka Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)

The applicant is a Tamil Christian woman who married a Sinhalese Buddhist man. Her mother was Sinhala; her father Tamil. Her husband has connections with the police in Colombo, including family and friends. The couple lived in her mother's home; they had two female children. In 1983, riots broke out between Tamils and Singhalese in Colombo; many Tamils were killed, including by the police and... Read more

Case #10633 El Salvador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)

A San Antonio Immigration Judge granted asylum to a Salvadoran woman who suffered domestic violence by her ex-domestic partner.  

Case #198 Jamaica Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)

Soon after the applicant’s marriage, her husband began to physically and emotionally abuse her. He beat her with an iron bar, a hammer and a wood post, threatened her with knives, stalked her, and destroyed her property. The applicant’s husband is from a prominent family and has close ties to the police. Although she reported the abuses to the police on numerous occasions, her pleas were... Read more

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