Events & Trainings

CGRS regularly holds and participates in events and trainings in California and around the country and internationally to increase awareness, knowledge, and expertise on refugee law and policy and human rights. Our events and trainings are generally open to the public, including attorneys, government officials, human rights advocates, social service providers, law and undergraduate students, media and others. If your organization is interested in co-sponsoring an event or training, please contact us at

Upcoming Events & Trainings

Preparing Advocates for Trump’s War on Asylum at the Southern Border: A Deep Dive Into the Third Country Asylum Transit Bar

Date: March 30, 2020
Time: 11:00 am-12:00 pm PST
Register online here.

The Trump Administration has waged an all-out assault on the right to asylum, implementing numerous policies which seek to almost entirely shut down access to protection. In this webinar, we will provide a brief overview of the “war on asylum” at the United States-Mexico border, followed by detailed discussion of the Third Country Asylum Transit Bar (Transit Bar), a regulatory bar to asylum for individuals who transit a third country before reaching the United States and do not apply for protection in at least one transit country. We will provide a substantive explanation of the Transit Bar and how it applies at different stages of adjudication. We will also summarize legal challenges that have been raised against the validity and application of the Transit Bar and highlight practical considerations for advocates representing clients subject thereto. 

Annie Daher, Staff Attorney, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies
Felipe Navarro Lux, Manager of Regional Initiatives, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies

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