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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 for Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants: Human rights violations at international borders: trends, prevention and accountability

Human Rights Body Submission
Feb 28, 2022

We joined other human and migrant rights organizations and coalitions in submitting a report to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants to contribute to the Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants: Human rights riolations at international borders: trends

CGRS Comment in Response to DHS Request for Input: Identifying Recommendations to Support the Work of the Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families

Executive Branch Comment
Jan 25, 2022

CGRS urges the Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families to review all aspects of U.S. asylum law and policy that deliberately or inadvertently lead to family separation, and to make recommendations that will put families at the center of protection.

Stop U.S. deportations and abuse against Haitians on the move: An urgent step towards creating just policies for Haitians

Factsheet
Dec 15, 2021

This factsheet describes the crisis Haitian migrants face at the U.S border due to the Title 42 and Remain in Mexico policies and presents policy recommendations to the U.S government, beginning with a moratorium on removals to Haiti.