Warns that congressional Republicans’ border and migration demands, a condition for 2024 supplemental budget funds, could spell a historic end to the right to seek asylum in the United States.
A statement recalling and highlighting some of the basic principles underlying WOLA’s border and migration work.
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.
A report submitted for the 2023 Review of U.S. Compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights finds U.S. border law enforcement compliance sorely lacking.
Explains the difficulty in achieving accountability for the fatal 2010 beating of a Mexican man by CBP and Border Patrol personnel at the San Ysidro port of entry.
Finds deficiencies and inadequacies in CBP’s video and audio surveillance systems. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)
Examines causes and trends of Darién Gap migration.
A sweeping survey of the recent history of migration through the Americas.
Finds overcrowding, a lack of resources, and violence in the municipality that is the main jumping-off point for migrants en route to the Darién Gap.
Finds that Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Chile are failing to comply with their obligations under international law to protect those fleeing Venezuela.
A narrative from Eagle Pass, Texas, a border city at the heart of the state government’s “Operation Lone Star.”
The recent evolution of migration through the Darién Gap and the small likelihood that it might end in the near future.
Billed as “an intelligence-driven approach to disrupting and dismantling transnational criminal- organizations (TCOs) and keeping dangerous substances, like illicit fentanyl driving the overdose epidemic, off America’s streets.” (Link at dhs.gov)
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.
Lays out reasons in favor of the Humanitarian Parole program that the Biden administration has launched for citizens of Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.
Estimates that approximately 11.2 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the United States in 2021, up from 11.0 million in 2019.
A court-appointed monitor voices concerns about aspects of CBP’s custody of migrant children, especially short-term separations from parents at times when processing is near capacity. (Link at courtlistener.com)
Visits to El Paso CBP holding facilities at a time of high migration found “compliance with standards such as segregating males, females, and juveniles; managing property; providing regularly scheduled meals and showers; and maintaining cleanliness of holding rooms” to be “inconsistent.” (link at oig.dhs.gov)
The role of organized crime and local communities, both of which are profiting handsomely, in facilitating record migration through the Darién Gap.
Recalls 10 facts that often get overlooked in heated U.S. debates over the border and migration policy.
Profiles parents in the San Francisco Bay Area who had migrated without their children.
A situation report, mainly on conditions for asylum seekers, from El Paso and Ciudad Juárez.
Examines trends, challenges, and needs from the donor community to help the Americas assist and integrate migrants from Venezuela.