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  • BIA Rules A Guatemalan Victim of Domestic Violence Qualifies for Asylum

    Posted on August 29, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    “Married women in Guatemala who are unable to leave their relationship” can constitute a social group for asylum! Fortunately, the Immigration Judges in our area have been granting cases like this for quite some time — we have received grants of asylum like this for women from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras & Mexico. Though one must file asylum within one year, we have overcome this requirement citing post traumatic syndrome (PTSD) & language barrier (when the best language the client speaks is indigenous).

    http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2014/08/28/domestic-violence-victims-from-other-countries-may-now-qualify-for-asylum-in-us/?cmpid=GoogleNewsEditorsPicks&google_editors_picks=true

    BIA GENDER ASY Guatemala

    BIA Finds Female Victim of Domestic Violence Qualifies For Asylum

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