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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.

México no debe adoptar más acuerdos bilaterales con EEUU que vulneren el derecho a solicitar y recibir asilo

Sign-on Letter
Dec 18, 2023

Carta pública dirigida a la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores de México, Alicia Báracena para hacer un llamado para que México no acepte ningún acuerdo adicional con Estados Unidos que incremente expulsiones de personas, desde ese país a territorio mexicano, transgrediendo aún más el derecho a solicitar y recibir asilo y exponiendo a las personas en situación de movilidad a abusos y violaciones a derechos humanos.

Mexico Should Refrain from Adopting Bilateral Agreements with the U.S that Violate the Right to Seek Asylum

Sign-on Letter
Dec 18, 2023

We joined an open letter addressed to the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Alicia Báracena, urging the Mexican government to refrain from agreeing to more migrant expulsions from the United States in light of restrictive, anti-asylum proposals being considered by the U.S. Congress.

On Issues Related to the Response to Climate Displacement in the Request for an Advisory Opinion Submitted by the Republics of Colombia and Chile

Human Rights Body Submission
Dec 15, 2023

Refugee and human rights advocates submitted an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) to inform the Court’s upcoming Advisory Opinion regarding States’ human rights obligations in the context of the unfolding climate emergency.

Sobre asuntos relacionados a la respuesta al desplazamiento climático en la solicitud de la opinión consultiva sobre la emergencia climática y derechos humanos

Human Rights Body Submission
Dec 15, 2023

Defensores de derechos humanos presentaron escrito en calidad de amicus curiae (“amigo de la corte”) ante la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos para informar la opinión consultiva que emitirá la corte sobre la emergencia climática y los derechos humanos.