CGRS stands in solidarity with Black communities and allies around the country rising up to seek justice for victims of antiblack police violence. We mourn the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless other Black people murdered at the hands of law enforcement.

On May 19 the CDC announced an indefinite extension of their order empowering the Department of Homeland Security to summarily expel asylum seekers arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. CGRS decries the extension and urges the CDC to immediately rescind its order, which has endangered the health and safety of thousands of vulnerable children and families.

CGRS applauds the First Circuit's decision in De Pena-Paniagua v. Barr as an important step in restoring the protections former Attorney General Jeff Sessions sought to wipe out in the case known as Matter of A-B-. "At its heart, the decision recognizes what had been the law of the land before Sessions intervened," CGRS Director Karen Musalo said. "That women are a protected group and that in many countries they are persecuted because of their gender and status as women in society."