The White House on Sunday presented to Congress its “Immigration Principles and Priorities,” a list of hardline policy proposals demanded in exchange for a legislative solution to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) denounces the proposed policies, which mark the Trump Administration’s latest attempt to scapegoat and criminalize immigrants and refugees, including children.

On Sunday President Trump issued a new Proclamation revising his Administration’s second travel ban, just ahead of its scheduled partial expiration. The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) decries this new ban, which remains as discriminatory and unconstitutional as previous iterations.

The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) is very proud to announce that CGRS Senior Staff Attorney Christine Lin has been selected to receive the Legal Aid Association of California’s 2017 Award of Merit for a Legal Services Attorney, which recognizes attorneys who improve access to justice in California through legal services. A fierce advocate, generous colleague, and effective educator of legal services practitioners throughout California, Christine empowers and increases the capacity of attorneys and organizations to provide quality legal representation to indigent asylum seekers.