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Biden's Asylum Policy is From Trump's Playbook

May 4, 2023 | Podcast | American Civil Liberties Union

With Biden’s Asylum Ban, I Wouldn’t Be Here.

April 6, 2023 | Op-Ed | Zoila, with support from CGRS and Mujeres Unidas y Activas

Now Trump’s cruel border policy is spreading in Canada

March 29, 2023 | Op-Ed | Karen Musalo and Audrey Macklin

Biden’s border crackdown explained – a refugee law expert looks at the legality and impact of new asylum rule

February 23, 2023 | Commentary | Karen Musalo

Biden’s Embrace of Trump’s Transit Ban Violates US Legal and Moral Refugee Obligations

February 8, 2023 | Commentary | Karen Musalo

Enough with the political games. Migrants have a right to asylum.

January 6, 2023 | Op-Ed | Karen Musalo

SCOTUS Update: Defeating Remain in Mexico

July 1, 2022 | Video | Blaine Bookey

Title 42 and Remain in Mexico Are Cruel Immigration Policies

April 25, 2022 | Commentary | Cristina*, with support from CGRS and MUA

CGRS in Conversation with U.S. Senator Alex Padilla

March 10, 2022 | Commentary | Kate Jastram and Sen. Alex Padilla

Litigation Update: Title 42 Litigation Reaches Turning Point

March 4, 2022 | Video | Neela Chakravartula

Litigation Update: SCOTUS Takes Up Remain in Mexico Case

March 4, 2022 | Video | Melissa Crow

Deploring the Violence, Abandoning the Victim

February 17, 2022 | Commentary | Karen Musalo, Anne Dutton, and Mark Hetfield

Under Biden, Cruelty Towards Asylum Seekers Persists

February 3, 2022 | Commentary | Kate Jastram and Brianna Krong

Litigation Update: Challenging Title 42 Expulsions

January 21, 2022 | Video | Neela Chakravartula

#WelcomeWithDignity Heroes: Blanca

January 18, 2022 | Video | Blanca, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, CGRS, and #WelcomeWithDignity

Winning Back Asylum for Survivors

December 22, 2021 | Video

Continuing Trump’s pretext to block asylum claims, Biden defies the law and good politics

November 24, 2021 | Op-Ed | Karen Musalo

On Biden's MPP Revival: Another Broken Promise

October 22, 2021 | Video | Blaine Bookey

Haitian migrants at the border: An asylum law scholar explains how US skirts its legal and moral duties

September 24, 2021 | Commentary | Karen Musalo

Why is the Biden administration turning its back on asylum seekers?

September 20, 2021 | Op-Ed | Coleen Kivlahan and Kate Jastram

The U.S. isn’t helpless. It could take in 150,000 Afghan refugees

August 20, 2021 | Op-Ed | Karen Musalo

Winning Back Protections for Refugee Survivors: Celebrating the End of Matter of A-B-

June 24, 2021 | Commentary

Sinema-Cornyn border proposal would hurt refugees. Congress should reject it

June 3, 2021 | Op-Ed | Eleanor Acer, Karen Musalo, and Laura St. John

Asylum and the Three Little Words that Can Spell Life or Death

May 28, 2021 | Commentary | Karen Musalo and Stephen Legomsky

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

May 18, 2021 | Commentary | Brianna Krong and Lourdes Martinez

One quick asylum fix: How Garland can help domestic violence survivors

May 9, 2021 | Op-Ed | Karen Musalo and Steve Legomsky

Rodriguez Tornes v. Garland: Ninth Circuit Reaffirms Asylum for Survivors

April 9, 2021 | Video | Anne Peterson

The Wrong Answer to the Right Question: How to Address the Failure of Protection for Gender-Based Claims?

March 9, 2021 | Commentary | Karen Musalo

On Biden's Migration Order: Urgent Action Needed to Protect Refugees

February 3, 2021 | Video | Blaine Bookey

Quick Take: Biden’s First Week and Asylum

January 25, 2021 | Video | Blaine Bookey

The Biden-Harris Administration Must Take Decisive Action to Restore Asylum

January 21, 2021 | Commentary | Blaine Bookey and Brianna Krong

Looking to 2021: Policy Priorities for the Next Administration

December 22, 2020 | Video | Blaine Bookey and Kate Jastram

Litigation Update: Blocking Expulsions of Refugee Children

December 18, 2020 | Video | Anne Dutton

The Future of Asylum in the U.S.: Panel with Joaquin Castro

September 28, 2020 | Video | Karen Musalo and Rep. Joaquin Castro

As Trump Doubles Down, Courts Side with Immigrant Women Seeking Asylum

August 21, 2020 | Commentary | Blaine Bookey and Brianna Krong

Trump Rule Restricts Work Permits for Asylum Seekers: Impact and Considerations for Advocates

July 20, 2020 | Video | Sayoni Maitra

Speak Up to Save Asylum: How a New Rule Would Dismantle Asylum and Why Your Voice Matters

July 9, 2020 | Video | Jamie Crook

Juan Antonio v. Barr: Sixth Circuit Upholds Protections for Survivors

June 5, 2020 | Video | Neela Chakravartula

Guzman v. Barr: Sixth Circuit Issues Favorable Ruling for Asylum Seekers

June 4, 2020 | Video | Neela Chakravartula and Andrew Free

Federal Court Reaffirms U.S. As Safe Haven for Domestic Violence Survivors

May 1, 2020 | Commentary | Blaine Bookey

De Pena-Paniagua v. Barr: Victory for Domestic Violence Survivors at the First Circuit

May 1, 2020 | Video | Blaine Bookey

Groups Urge Trump Administration to Stop Turning Back Asylum Seekers

April 17, 2020 | Commentary | Brianna Krong and Roxy Szal

The Trump Administration Must Not Use Pandemic as Excuse to Endanger Refugees

March 27, 2020 | Commentary | Karen Musalo and Brianna Krong

Inside the So-Called “Safe Third”—and Trump’s Latest Attack on Asylum-Seekers

December 4, 2019 | Commentary | Karen Musalo

Restore asylum for women fleeing abuse and death

November 22, 2019 | Op-Ed | Karen Musalo

48,000 Asylum Seekers Have Been Put in Harm’s Way by the Trump Administration

October 3, 2019 | Commentary | Karen Musalo and Brianna Krong

Trump’s senseless cruelty toward evacuees from the Bahamas

September 13, 2019 | Op-Ed | Karen Musalo

The Trump Administration is Fighting to Indefinitely Detain Migrant Children and Families

August 27, 2019 | Commentary | Karen Musalo and Brianna Krong

Immigrant Women Too: The Legal Fight to Ensure Safe Haven for Survivors

July 2019 | Commentary | Blaine Bookey