A district court today issued an order blocking application of the Trump administration’s “Title 42” order to all unaccompanied children, nationwide, in a class-action lawsuit brought by the ACLU, Texas Civil Rights Project, CGRS, and Oxfam. The challenged order restricts 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. 

CGRS looks to the next four years with renewed hope and determination. Our leading asylum experts and litigators are ready to work with the new administration to deliver on campaign promises and restore access to protection for people seeking refuge in the United States.

On October 19 the Supreme Court agreed to review a Ninth Circuit decision that held illegal a Trump administration policy that sends asylum seekers to wait in Mexico in dangerous conditions as their claims for protection in the United States are considered. The ACLU, CGRS, and Southern Poverty Law Center are challenging the policy, which was blocked by a federal court in California last year, but has remained in effect due to court-ordered stays as the case is litigated.