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The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) is a leading voice in the movement to rebuild the U.S. asylum system and expand access to protection for women, children, LGBTQ+ people, and others seeking refuge. Our Policy & Advocacy team serves as a critical resource on asylum to policymakers, journalists, and the public. We provide rapid analysis of policy developments and offer practical recommendations for decision-makers at all levels of government, advising our leaders on how to ensure the United States lives up to its legal and moral commitments to people fleeing persecution.

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.

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.

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. 

CGRS instó protección para los desplazados como resultado del cambio climático en audiencias públicas de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

Human Rights Body Submission
Apr 25, 2024

Felipe Navarro, Gerente de Incidencia y Política Pública de CGRS, intervino en las audiencias públicas para la opinión Consultiva sobre la "Emergencia Climática y Derechos Humanos" de la Corte IDH para abordar obligaciones estatales de responder al desplazamiento climático a tráves de fronteras.