Events and Trainings


The Third Country Transit Bar: Litigation Update and Strategies for Advocates

The Third Country Transit Bar (Transit Bar) is a regulatory bar to asylum for individuals who transit a third country before reaching the southern U.S. border without having applied for and received a denial of protection in at least one transit country. Two different courts have recently found the Transit Bar invalid, but litigation remains ongoing. This webinar will provide an overview of the Transit Bar, address the status of litigation challenges, and highlight potential strategies for representing asylum seekers who have been or may be subject to the bar.

Date: July 22, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT
RSVP: Register by July 20th by completing this form.

New Restrictions on Employment Authorization for Asylum Applicants: Implications and Strategies

On June 26, 2020, the Trump Administration issued a final rule which will deprive numerous asylum seekers of work authorization while their cases are being adjudicated. Among other changes, the rule drastically increases the amount of time asylum seekers will have to wait to apply for an employment authorization document (EAD), creates expansive bars to EADs, and restricts EAD eligibility for those who appeal their asylum cases to the courts of appeals. This webinar will provide an overview of the rule’s various provisions and discuss their implications using case examples. The presenters will also highlight practice pointers for advocates working with impacted asylum seekers, including potential strategies before the rule goes into effect on August 25, 2020.

Date: July 23, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST

CGRS Presenters:
Christine Lin, Director of Training and Technical Assistance
Sayoni Maitra, Staff Attorney

Register by July 22, 2020 at this link.