CGRS applauds today’s Ninth Circuit ruling in East Bay Sanctuary Covenant v. Barr, striking down the Trump Administration’s third country transit ban. Introduced by the Administration nearly one year ago, the transit ban has created a new bar to asylum for those who pass through any third country en route to the United States, closing the door to virtually all non-Mexican asylum seekers arriving at our southern border.

CGRS decries the new Trump Administration rule published today that will deprive most asylum seekers of legal work authorization in the United States while their cases are adjudicated. This rule violates our laws and will leave many asylum seekers and their families vulnerable to poverty, homelessness, and exploitative work.

​​​​​​​A federal court has once again provisionally blocked the deportation of a Honduran boy in the first legal challenge to the Trump administration’s order restricting immigration at the border based on an unprecedented and unlawful invocation of the Public Health Service Act, located in Title 42 of the U.S. Code. The ACLU, CGRS, and Oxfam brought the case on behalf of a 16-year-old Honduran boy and his father.