Last week, the Board of Immigration Appeals found that a domestic violence victim from Guatemala was eligible for asylum and withholding of removal, under 8 USC ยงยง 1158(a) and 1231(b)(3), as a member of a particular social group composed of "married women in Guatemala who are unable to leave their relationship."

More background on the case is available from the Tahirih Justice Center web page or in this New York Times story by Julia Preston: In First for Court, Woman is Ruled Eligible for Asylum in U.S. on Basis of Domestic Abuse (Aug. 26, 2014).