Arizona borderland ranchers Jim and Sue Chilton’s remote desert land, long traversed by smugglers and migrants seeking to avoid detection, has now become a destination for asylum seekers.
A profile of the Homeland Security Secretary, based on lengthy interviews.
Waits for increasingly scarce CBP One appointments are growing longer in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
A lengthy interview with the Biden administration’s homeland security secretary.
A chronicle of the Biden administration’s three years of struggles with border and migration policy.
An excerpt from an upcoming book by New Yorker staff writer Jonathan Blitzer, telling the story of a Honduran woman whom the Trump administration separated from her sons in 2017.
The dire situation of asylum seekers who are released onto U.S. streets after spending time in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities.
A detailed narrative of the high-profile dispute between Texas state and U.S. federal border forces in Eagle Pass, Texas.
A photo narrative about asylum seekers arriving and seeking to turn themselves in at Jacumba Springs, California.
The Justice Department is jailing 5,000 migrants apprehended at the border under an 18th-century law allowing detention of “material witnesses.”
A deep look at the April 2023 Border Patrol shooting of a man wielding a club, following a vehicle pursuit in New Mexico. Reveals that the man suffered from mental illness.
Examines causes and trends of Darién Gap migration.
A sweeping survey of the recent history of migration through the Americas.
A narrative from Eagle Pass, Texas, a border city at the heart of the state government’s “Operation Lone Star.”
An exposé of the miserable labor conditions suffered by many underage migrants who work long shifts, often at night, in dangerous conditions in U.S. food processing plants or similar facilities.
The role of organized crime and local communities, both of which are profiting handsomely, in facilitating record migration through the Darién Gap.
Profiles parents in the San Francisco Bay Area who had migrated without their children.
Excerpt from investigative journalist Marcela Turati’s book about the 2010 San Fernando migrant massacre and the power of organized crime in Tamaulipas, Mexico.
A town near Honduras’s border with Nicaragua is experiencing unprecedented levels of in-transit migration.
Asylum seekers need incomes, employers need workers, but the asylum system is getting in the way.
An examination of fentanyl supplies and attempts to interdict them.
Asserts that much border and migration policy is based on the white-supremacist concept of “Herrenvolk democracy.”
From the start of the Biden administration to August 2022, “U.S. authorities have reported at least 372 cases of family separation,” but Observer reporters found additional cases.
On a journey through the Darién Gap, a girl is separated from her mother for three days.