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Civil Society Organizations Across the Americas Condemn US Government Expansion of Title 42 and Regional Restrictions to Asylum Access; Sound the Alarm on Growing Humanitarian Crisis

Sign-on Letter
Nov 14, 2022

We joined a letter condeming the administration's decision to expand Title 42 and urging all signatory countries of the Los Angeles Declaration to adhere to their commitment to promote humane migration management.

CGRS Comment in Response to DHS Request for Comments: Procedures for Credible Fear Screening and Consideration of Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and CAT Protection Claims by Asylum Officers, 87 Fed. Reg. 18078

Executive Branch Comment
May 26, 2022

We submitted our analysis of the Joint Interim Final Rule, urging the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security to make improvements to the Rule to ensure that asylum seekers are not rushed through a process with a high risk of mistaken decisions resulting in return to their country of origin.

Matter of A-B- One Year Later: Winning Back Gender-Based Asylum Through Litigation and Legislation

Report
Nov 01, 2020

This article surveys Matter of A-B-'s impact in its first year, discusses how it has fared in the federal courts, and argues that Congress must act to ensure that gender-based violence claims are adjudicated in a manner consistent with international law.

CGRS Comment in Response to DHS Request for Comments: Procedures for Credible Fear Screening and Consideration of Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and CAT Protection Claims by Asylum Officers

Executive Branch Comment
Oct 19, 2021

We submitted a comment analyzing and urging the Biden administration to withdraw its proposed rule creating a new system for adjudication of asylum, withholding of removal, and Convention Against Torture (CAT) claims, which undermines U.S. legal obligations to protect refugees.