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Climate Change and Cross-Border Displacement: What the Courts, the Administration, and Congress Can Do to Improve Options for the United States

Policy Memo
Oct 25, 2023

This policy memo reviews seven existing and potential legal and policy options for improving the United States’ response to people fleeing across international borders in the context of the adverse effects of climate change and disasters.

Asylum Claims for Individuals Fleeing Climate Change or Environmental Disasters: Making the Best Use of Existing Legal Frameworks

Factsheet
Jun 14, 2023

This document summarizes CGRS's practice advisory on Analyzing Asylum Claims for Individuals Fleeing Climate Change or Environmental Disasters, which outlines ways in which climate-displaced individuals may be able to avail themselves of protection under U.S. law and identifies considerations for advocates arguing for eligibility within the existing asylum framework.

Climate Change and Cross-Border Displacement: What the Courts, the Administration, and Congress Can Do to Improve Options for the United States

Policy Memo
Sep 01, 2023

This paper examines seven existing and potential legal and policy options for improving the United States’ response to people fleeing across international borders in the context of the adverse effects of climate change and disasters.

Asylum Seekers, Advocates Urge Garland to End Trump's Cruel Policies Towards Survivors

Commentary
May 18, 2021

This op-ed calls on Attorney General Merrick Garland to vacate the Trump-era Matter of A-B- ruling, which undermined access to asylum for survivors of domestic violence and gang brutality.

Family Fleeing: Family Membership as a Basis for Asylum

Commentary
Apr 01, 2020

This article analyzes the existing state of U.S., foreign, and international law on persecution on account of “membership in a particular social group” defined by family and explores how this theory can be applied in practice in the wake of the 2019 Attorney General ruling in Matter of L-E-A-.