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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort ascending Summary
Case #15077 Honduras
Case #25403 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Domestic violence - Partner abuse

The immigration judge granted asylum to a Garifuna Honduran woman who experienced physical, sexual, and emotional abuse for nearly a decade by her partner, who she had three children with. When the applicant tried to leave, her partner quickly found her and resumed living with her. According to the applicant’s attorney, the particular social... 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 #6858 Benin Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), HIV/AIDS status, Polygamy, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

The New Jersey Asylum Office granted asylum to a Beninese woman who was in a polygamous marriage and suffered brutal abuse by her husband. Twice she was beaten so severely she had miscarriages. She was pregnant for the third time when she came to United States and gave birth here. She found out that her husband had infected her with HIV. 

Case #22683 El Salvador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse

The immigration judge granted humanitarian asylum to a Salvadoran woman who experienced severe sexual abuse and slavery as a child at the hands of her grandfather. The applicant's grandfather held her as a sexual slave for years in retaliation for the applicant reporting her abuse to her grandmother. She also reported the abuse to the police,... Read more

Case #17972 Honduras Domestic violence - Child abuse, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

The asylum office granted asylum to a Honduran female unaccompanied child who fled sexual abuse by family members. The applicant advanced three proposed social groups: "members of the nuclear family of the applicant's maternal grandmother," "Honduran girls who are viewed as property by virtue of their position in the familial relationship," and... Read more

Case #80 El Salvador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Street child

The applicant was born in 1984 in El Salvador. Her father died before she was born and her mother died when she was eight years old. The applicant has five siblings, but does not where any of them are. The applicant lived with her mother's friend; she was not allowed to go to school and instead was responsible for the household chores. Her mother's friend's husband threatened and abused the... Read more

Case #11087 El Salvador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)

An Immigration Judge denied asylum, withholding of removal, and CAT relief to a Salvadoran woman who was physically, emotionally, and sexually abused by her husband of thirteen years. Her husband threatened to kill her and told her he could do whatever he wanted to her because she was his woman. The husband raped the woman's older daughter, his step-daughter, repeatedly over a period of... Read more

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

Case #70 Bangladesh Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))

The applicant was raised in a Christian family in this predominantly Muslim society. Her mother was raped when she was 12 and her family forced to leave their village (see Case #68). Her father was active in the Awami League, and eventually fled to Canada, where he gained political asylum.

After her father left, the family was subjected to increasing abuse, for being Christian and for... Read more

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