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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

Factsheet
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.

Deadly Inertia: Needless Delay of “Particular Social Group” Regulations Puts Asylum Seekers at Risk

Policy Memo
Feb 10, 2022

This factsheet explains why regulations on particular social group are important, why this legal issue has become so contentious, and how the Biden administration's needless delay in proposing regulations is putting lives at risk.

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.