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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.

Posicionamiento de organizaciones de la sociedad civil de las Américas por acciones continentales para una migración con derechos y dignidad

Sign-on Letter
Jun 01, 2022

Debido a los cambios en las tendencias migratorias, CGRS y 25 organizaciones firmamos una carta reconociendo la importancia de que los paises de las Américas se unan desde un enfoque coordinado sobre la inmigración y la protección de los derechos humanos. 

CGRS Comment in Response to DHS Request for Comments: Procedures for Credible Fear Screening and Consideration of Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and CAT Protection Claims by Asylum Officers, 87 Fed. Reg. 18078

Executive Branch Comment
May 26, 2022

We submitted our analysis of the Joint Interim Final Rule, urging the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security to make improvements to the Rule to ensure that asylum seekers are not rushed through a process with a high risk of mistaken decisions resulting in return to their country of origin.

Protection Delayed is Protection Denied: Factsheet on Title 42 Expulsions, Haitian Asylum Seekers in Tijuana, and the U.S. Government’s Ongoing Evasion of Duty

Apr 07, 2022

This factsheet describes the impact of Title 42 on Haitian asylum seekers, drawing on interviews conducted by a delegation from CGRS, the Hastings to Haiti Partnership, Haitian Bridge Alliance, and École Supérieure Catholique de Droit de Jérémie (ESCDROJ).