An interview about the devastating impact of the Trump border policies in the time of coronavirus, with Daniella Burgi-Palomino at the Latin America Working Group.
Graphing out data on apprehensions and demographics of migrants to spot trends.
An interview with Savitri Arvey of the University of California at San Diego’s U.S.-Mexico Center, co-author of a series of updates on “metering” along the border.
WOLA warns against some serious risks of the Trump administration’s newly imposed regime of quarantine “expulsions” at the border.
GAO “found that separations from June 2018 through March 2019 weren’t accurately tracked—and agents inconsistently recorded details.” (link at gao.gov)
GAO finds that when DHS components fail to share information with each other on apprehended migrant families, the Department “risks removing individuals from the country who may be eligible for relief or protection based on their family relationships.” (link at gao.gov)
A memo about the Trump administration’s sending of an additional 160 military personnel to the border, in response to a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that threatened to halt the “Remain in Mexico” program.
WOLA experts discuss current challenges the region faces from ineffective migration policies and protection of migrant rights and what might be done to change the situation.
Democratic members of the Foreign Affairs Committee include some new information in a lengthy information request to the State Department about “Safe Third Country Agreements.” (link at foreignaffairs.house.gov)
An exploration by the secondary trauma suffered by people working with threatened migrants during the Trump administration.