The latest edition of a quarterly effort to document the status of asylum seekers forced by metering to wait in Mexico for a chance to approach U.S. border ports of entry.
Explains the various policies, rule changes, and programs that the Trump administration has used to eliminate the legal right to seek asylum at the border.
An investigation of 17 adults and 9 children who had been separated in CBP custody finds “pervasive symptoms and behaviors consistent with trauma.”
A look at Mexico’s crackdown on migration through its territory, even as the number of Mexican asylum seekers coming to the United States rises.
An investigation of the policymaking process within the Trump administration and the outsized role played by a 34-year-old hardliner in the White House.
The plight of migrants forced to wait in Mexican border towns for a chance to seek asylum on the U.S. side.
A brief White House document laying out a strategy for “significantly decreasing the availability of illicit drugs in America’s communities trafficked across our southwest border.” (link at whitehouse.gov)
A complaint to the DHS Inspector-General raises recent allegations of mistreatment of sick migrant children in CBP and Border Patrol custody.
A Defense Department notification to Congress that it is transferring $3.8 billion to the Department of Homeland Security for construction of border fencing, in accordance with President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration. (link at comptroller.defense.gov)
A Q&A with Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, the policy counsel at the American Immigration Council.
Health investigators find that “Remain in Mexico” subjects “children and families to crowded, unsanitary, insecure conditions with inadequate protection from infectious diseases.”
The annual budget request to Congress for the agency that includes Border Patrol, CBP officers at ports of entry, and an Air and Marine Division operating along U.S. borders. Includes the request for border wall construction. (link at dhs.gov)
A documentation of the effects that U.S. asylum restriction policies are having on migrants’ physical and mental health, based on 480 interviews and testimonies with migrants and asylum seekers.
ICE’s annual funding request submitted to Congress with descriptions of its planned activities and their cost. (link at dhs.gov)
All of the prior-year data that CBP posts to its statistics page, combined in a single PDF file. Includes sector profile, family unit and UAC apprehensions, family unit apprehensions by sector, monthly apprehensions, apprehensions from Mexico and other than Mexico, staffing statistics, deaths, apprehensions by sector, apprehensions since 1925, and budget statistics.
A cohort of Border Patrol agents who served together in Douglas, Arizona in the 2000s rose to the topmost ranks and leaves a difficult legacy.
A look at drones, towers, sensors, and other so-called “smart wall” technology.
A detailed, graphical look at every segment of ongoing border wall construction.
A look at potential environmental harms that wall construction could cause in southern Arizona, and the work of advocates.