National Center for Lesbian Rights

Cases & Advocacy

In re A.M.D.

Status: Closed

Outcome: Victory

Location: Mexico

Jurisdiction + Case Number: San Francisco Asylum Office

A.M.D. is a transgender man from Mexico who has suffered much persecution in his country of origin at the hands of society at large and state authorities, including sexual abuse and threats against his life. A.M.D. had a very difficult time preparing for and feeling confident during the asylum interview, because he has challenges remembering dates and specific details of events in his life, in part due to the effects of the persecution he suffered.

Thanks to the diligent work of our Immigration Project team, A.M.D. was able to present the details of his life fully in two separate interviews (one about the one-year deadline to file for asylum, and one about the underlying reasons he was seeking asylum), and his asylum was granted in March 2019.

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