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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort ascending Summary
Case #380 n/a Coercive population control, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

A Tulane Immigration Judge granted asylum to a minor who was raped and became pregnant. There had been attempts to force her to have an abortion. 

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

Case #4788 Nigeria Female Genital Cutting - Past FGC, Labor Trafficking / Slavery, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)), Trafficking (sexual and labor), Sex trafficking / sex slavery / prostitution

An Asylum Office granted asylum to a Nigerian Osu woman. The woman was born into slavery and subjected to FGC at an early age. When she was a teenager, she was sold into the sex slave trade and was taken all over Africa. She suffered from severe abuse and eventually was able to escape to Mexico. The one year bar was waived.

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 #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 #45 Iran

The applicant was born in Teheran to a professional couple (her father was an engineer working for the government; her mother a teacher). The educated women in the family served as strong role models. The revolution began when the applicant was in high school in Teheran. She returned to the home outside of the capital as violence broke out. She faced hardship and shortages during the... Read more

Case #12223 El Salvador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

The immigration judge granted asylum to a Salvadoran woman who experienced domestic and sexual violence. Her husband sexually, verbally, and physically abused her. She tried to divorce him but was told she must wait three years. After discovering about the attempted divorce, her husband threatened to kill her and take away her children. She then began seeing a police officer posing as a... Read more

Case #24126 Honduras Gang-related violence, Gang - Extortion, Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Political association/activist

The immigration judge granted withholding of removal to a Honduran man who fled persecution based on his political activism against the Honduran government. His family was targeted by Honduran security forces, who forced their way into his home to attack and threaten his family. The security forces have also made repeated inquiries about the... Read more

Case #10771 Pakistan Sexual orientation

A California Asylum Office granted asylum to a Pakistani man who fears persecution because of his sexual orientation. 

Case #6158 Ethiopia Female Genital Cutting - Past FGC, Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

The Arlington Asylum Office granted asylum to an Ethiopian woman who was subjected to FGC as an infant and who was a member of an opposition party (the CUD) in her country. A government intelligence officer who learned about involvement with the opposition party tried to rape her. Following the attempted rape, he repeatedly harassed and stalked her and asked her to marry him, but she... Read more

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