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CGRS Comment in Response to DHS Request for Comments: Application of Certain Mandatory Bars in Fear Screenings, 89 Fed. Reg. 41347

Executive Branch Comment
Jun 12, 2024

We submitted our analysis of the government's proposed rule permitting asylum officers to consider the applicability of statutory bars during initial fear screenings. Our comment urges the government to withdraw the rule in its entirety.

Request to Provide a Minimum of 60 days for Public Comment in Response to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM): Application of Certain Mandatory Bars in Fear Screenings

Sign-on Letter
May 21, 2024

CGRS and 77 other organizations called on DHS to extend the comment period to a minimum of at least 60 days after DHS proposed a new rule governing fear screenings by asylum officers with an atypical, abbreviated 30-day comment period.

Selling Out LGBTQ Immigrants Will Result in the Death of Queer and Trans Asylum Seekers

Sign-on Letter
Dec 14, 2023

CGRS joined 40 LGBTQ+ and immigrant rights organizations in a letter to Congress and President Biden, urging them to reject legislative proposals that would gut asylum protections for LGBTQ+ refugees.

Credibility Issues in Children’s Asylum Claims: Findings and Recommendations

May 26, 2023

This factsheet provides an overview of CGRS's new practice advisory on establishing credibility in children's asylum claims, including strategies for advocates and recommendations for making the asylum system more fair and efficient in assessing children's claims.

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.