Earlier this week, CGRS filed an amicus brief in East Bay Sanctuary Covenant v. Barr, the lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s third country asylum rule. “We’re hopeful that the court will see this policy for what it is," CGRS Co-Legal Director Blaine Bookey said today. "A blatant and unlawful attempt by the Administration to rewrite U.S. law and defy the will of Congress by decree.”

On September 20 the United States signed a bilateral “cooperative asylum agreement” with El Salvador, marking yet another shameful attempt by the Trump Administration to slam the door on asylum seekers and leave women, children, and families stranded in one of the most dangerous regions in the world.

On September 24, RAICES, Amnesty International USA, CGRS, and the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council 119 will testify on recent cruel and inhumane policies, regulations, and practices by the United States that are intended to undermine access to protection and deter asylum seekers.