A discussion of U.S. policy toward Central America and “root causes” with Jorge Cuellar of Dartmouth University.
Proposes alternatives to the perilous journey across Mexico for protection-seeking Central American migrants.
A look at the history and recent increase in maritime migration to the United States, mainly of Cuban and Haitian citizens.
A multimedia microsite about the increasing use of military force to confront migration in Mexico, the United States, and elsewhere in the region.
A look at what might happen next, now that a Louisiana judge has kept the Title 42 expulsions policy in place past its expected termination date.
Asylum seekers remain stranded in Mexican border cities waiting for a chance to seek protection in the United States, which Title 42 prevents them from doing.
Notes from an early May visit to San Diego and Tijuana as the border prepares for a possible lifting of the Title 42 pandemic restriction on asylum.
A monthly update provided to the U.S. District Court judge who ordered a restart of the Remain in Mexico program; includes statistics about migration at the border in April. (Link at documentcloud.org)
Presents statistical information about the asylum-seeking migrants placed in the Biden administration’s revived “Remain in Mexico” program between December 2021 and April 2022. Presents data separately in an Excel (.xlsx) file. (Link at dhs.gov)
Mexico is increasingly becoming the final destination for Central Americans fleeing misrule by increasingly authoritarian governments.
The DHS Inspector-General responds to questions about his office’s decisions either not to publish, or to soften the findings of, troubling reports about sexual harassment and domestic abuse. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)
“Patriots for America,” a conservative Christian militia, is intercepting migrant children in mid-Texas while Border Patrol and local authorities look on.
A detailed account of a Venezuelan woman’s journey across Mexico and to the United States with her young daughter.
A troubling record of the Jesuit Refugee Services’ work seeing to find or identify more than 1,200 missing migrants in Mexico since 2007.
Concerns about surveillance technologies that the Biden administration is increasingly installing along the border.
An investigation reveals that Immigration and Customs Enforcement has built a surveillance apparatus that gathers personal information about a majority of U.S. citizens.
A multimedia presentation recounts the route that a Cuban asylum seeker took through Panama’s dangerous Darién Gap jungles, and on through Central America and Mexico.
An alarming story of far-right activists waiting by the borderline in Arizona and intercepting unaccompanied migrant children.
An explainer about Title 42, the public health measure used since March 2020 to expel migrants without even the chance to ask for protection in the United States.
An investigation, based on interviews, of the conditions Haitian migrants face in Mexico and, in some cases, after crossing into the United States.
The commentary that WOLA published to accompany the launch of this database. (Español)
Finds seven examples in which Texas’s state government has been less-than-forthcoming, to say the least, about the results of Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) state border crackdown.