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.

​​​​​​​On September 25 CGRS joined the University of Miami School of Law Human Rights Clinic and a coalition of organizations in filing an amicus brief in the Southern District of Florida, supporting a lawsuit by the City of South Miami alongside civil and immigrants’ rights groups that seeks the repeal of a draconian state law that harms immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.

On August 18 CGRS joined 170 of the nation’s leading immigration and advocacy organizations in releasing the 2021 Immigration Action Plan. This plan lays out a blueprint for the next administration to transform the United States’ immigration system — to not only restore human dignity to a system weaponized by the Trump administration, but to also reinforce core American values and power our country’s economic recovery.