Cases & Advocacy

In re A.A.

Status: Closed

Outcome: Victory

Location: Mexico

Jurisdiction + Case Number: San Francisco Asylum Office

A.A. is a transgender man from Mexico. Despite facing family rejection and physical violence throughout his life for being transgender or being perceived to be too masculine, he remained in Mexico and tried to support his family there. However, when he started getting death threats from drug cartel members and police who were complicit, he realized he had to flee to protect his own life.

Once in San Francisco, he was able for the first time to start doctor-supervised treatments to affirm his gender, and to take legal steps to change his name and documents to reflect his identity. With support from NCLR, he applied for and was granted asylum in June 2018.