On June 15 the Trump Administration proposed an alarming new rule that will rewrite our asylum laws and completely gut protections for people fleeing life-threatening persecution.
This rule will be a death sentence for thousands of asylum seekers. It will also make it incredibly difficult for a future president to reverse the profound damage the Trump Administration has caused in its first term.
We need everyone to speak out and submit a public comment opposing the rule by 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, July 15.
Your voice matters. The Trump Administration will be required to consider and respond to every individualized comment that is submitted. The more unique comments they receive, the longer it will take them to finalize the rule and begin using it to deny asylum cases and deport refugees.
Learn more and submit your comment today!
CGRS works to defend the fundamental human rights of refugee women, children, LGBTQ individuals, and others who flee persecution in their home countries. We combine legal strategies with policy advocacy and human rights interventions to secure greater protections for refugees and asylum seekers.
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