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Submission to the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the Context of Climate Change: Access to Information on Climate Change and Human Rights

Human Rights Body Submission
May 29, 2024

CGRS made a submission to the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the Context of Climate Change focused on the right to access information and human rights implications for people displaced across borders by the effects of climate change.

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.

Immigration Advocacy and National Faith, Progressive, Human and Civil Rights Organizations Oppose Further Senate Movement on Anti-Immigrant Legislation

Sign-on Letter
May 15, 2024

This joint statement expresses opposition to reported plans by Leader Schumer and Senate leadership to bring the failed Lankford-Murphy immigration bill, any of its components or paired with other bills, to the floor for a vote.

Submission to the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism: Visit of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance to Brazil

Human Rights Body Submission
May 15, 2024

CGRS made a submission to the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism in response to the United Nations Special Rapporteur's call for input: Visit of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance to Brazil.

CGRS Advocates for the Protection of Climate Displaced Individuals in Inter-American Court Hearings

Human Rights Body Submission
Apr 25, 2024

CGRS's Policy & Advocacy Manager, Felipe Navarro, intervened in the public hearings for the advisory opinion on the "Climate Emergency and Human Rights" of the Inter-American Council of Human Rights to address State obligations to respond to climate-related cross-border displacement. 

Precluding Protection: Findings from Interviews with Haitian Asylum Seekers in Central and Southern Mexico

Report
May 08, 2024

Drawn from over 100 interviews with asylum seekers and local service providers in Tapachula and Mexico City, this report discusses myriad barriers to protection and inhumane conditions facing Haitian asylum seekers in Mexico.

Submission to the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants: Revisiting Migrants’ Contributions from a Human Rights-Based Approach: a Discussion on Facilitating and Hindering Factors

Human Rights Body Submission
Feb 23, 2024

This submission addresses inquiries related to promoting awareness and fostering accurate narratives about migration, by spotlighting initiatives led by the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies.