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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort ascending Summary
Case #27608 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Domestic violence - Partner abuse, Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower, Women's rights activist/feminist beliefs (non-domestic/familial and non-gang), Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))
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

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 #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 #29535 El Salvador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Street child
Case #423 Ghana Female Genital Cutting - Fears Future FGC to self, Child/forced marriage, Polygamy, Religious

The applicant is a practicing Christian who lived in the Ashanti Region of Ghana with her father. In early 1999, her father arranged for her to marry a forty-five year old Muslim man who already had two wives. He also informed her that she would have to undergo genital mutilation before the wedding. The applicant was very afraid of the procedure, and of the adverse health consequences it could... Read more

Case #5651 Mexico Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)

The San Francisco Asylum Office granted asylum to a Mexican woman whose husband was abusive and was sexually preying on their oldest daughter.

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 #8523 Guatemala Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)

The San Francisco Asylum Office granted asylum to a Guatemalan woman who lived with her extremely abusive husband for 28 years. Her husband beat her every day, raped two of her daughters, fathered a child with one daughter, and was so abusive to that child that she died at age five. The woman fled to United States. One year bar was waived. 

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