Tracking & Decision Analysis

CGRS tracks and monitors asylum, withholding of removal, and Convention Against Torture claims for women, children and LGBT refugees at all levels of the immigration adjudication system in the United States as well as refugee claims in foreign courts. Our database is the only one of its kind. We use the information we collect, most of it unpublished and available nowhere else, to assist attorneys in crafting successful claims as well as to inform our refugee policy advocacy. We record the government position taken in asylum cases and analyze decision-making trends. Our database enables us to introduce unprecedented transparency and accountability into governmental asylum decision-making. It currently contains over 10,000 case records.

  • Search our publications here
  • Search our database materials here
  • Request further assistance in your asylum case here
  • Report results in your asylum case (regardless of whether you’re receiving assistance) here

Impact

The information CGRS obtains through tracking cases enables us to provide up-to-date legal advice regarding specific legal issues that arise in cases, how particular judges have ruled in similar claims, and more. Because our database allows us to carefully track cases and trends, we are able to identify important cases that could lead to precedent-setting decisions and participate as amicus curiae or co-counsel.  For example, CGRS became co-counsel in Abebe v. Gonzales and Matter of L-R- after learning of developments in those cases through our monitoring program.

Learn More

CGRS has released several articles identifying and analyzing trends in asylum law based on knowledge gleaned from our database and its trove of unique material. All our publications are available at this link.