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In re A. E.

A.E. is a gay man from Honduras who immigrated to the US in 2006. He has spent over 10 years of overcoming hardship and recovering from past trauma, including being targeted by violence and death threats in Honduras because of his sexual orientation.

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In re J.

J. is a gay man in his twenties from Mexico who has a disability. He and his family immigrated to the U.S. in 2018 and were apprehended at the border. They were placed in detention and most of his family was sent back to Mexico. However, he and his sister who has a small child were allowed to stay and were able to apply for asylum.

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In re J.A.

J.A. is a transgender man from Mexico who was the survivor of a violent robbery in San Francisco. Because he cooperated with police in investigating that robbery, he was eligible for a U Visa, which protects immigrants who are victims of certain crimes in the U.S.. and who assist in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity.

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In re D.S.

D.S. is a transgender woman from Mexico who came to the U.S. over 20 years ago. She faced severe persecution in Mexico because of her gender expression and perceived sexual orientation, including physical and sexual violence. Even after fleeing to the U.S., she continued to hide who she was, as she was living in a town with no visible LGBTQ community, and because of the lingering effects of the trauma she experienced.

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In re Elias

Elias is a gay man from Brazil. He suffered bullying and harassment for being different for most of his childhood. At the age of 18, through a church program, Elias sought a sponsor to help him pay to study abroad so that he could leave Brazil. After suffering hate crimes in Brazil, Elias moved to San Francisco where he heard about NCLR and our Immigration Project.

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In re J.L.

J.L. was initially granted asylum over 8 years ago, but for personal reasons he returned briefly to his home country and was apprehended at the border when he tried to come back to the U.S.. He was placed in deportation proceedings and a motion from the government to terminate his asylum status was granted.

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In re M.G.

M.G. is a transgender woman who fled Mexico in 2002 because of threats from gang members and violence from police. Unfortunately, due to the severe trauma she suffered from her past, she found herself in vulnerable positions even in this country which made it difficult or impossible for her to apply for asylum.  With NCLR’s assistance, M.G. completed her asylum application and was granted asylum in early 2019.

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In re T.

T. is a transgender man from Mexico who is still working to overcome the lasting effects of the trauma he has experienced, both in his country and here in the United States. T.’s friend—also an NCLR Immigration Project client–helped T. find support, which ultimately led to him deciding to apply for asylum.

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In re A.M.D.

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.

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