Our Work » Litigation


Defending asylum seekers in court is at the heart of what we do. The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies is committed to protecting as many refugees as possible under existing law even as we work for a more just legal system. We litigate in two key areas: advancing substantive asylum law to keep legal avenues open for refugees and protecting the asylum system itself to make sure that people have access to a fair legal process. This litigation docket provides an update on some of the major cases that CGRS is fighting in court.

U.T. v. Barr

CGRS and co-counsel brought a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's “Asylum Cooperative Agreements” with Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.