CGRS decries the new interim final rule announced by the Trump Administration today, which would shut down access to asylum for many individuals and families fleeing life-threatening persecution. If implemented, it would result in the deportation of countless asylum seekers to perilous harm, in contravention of both U.S. and international law.

CGRS congratulates the new members of the 116th Congress and calls on them to stand up for refugees, including women and children who come to our southern border seeking protection.

CGRS condemns President Trump’s shameful fearmongering against asylum seekers. In a plan announced today, Trump proposes shutting down asylum to individuals who arrive between ports of entry and massively increasing detention of asylum seekers in tent cities—even for children.