The report documents the growth of immigrant detention, inhumane conditions, poor quality of health care, and difficulty of obtaining parole.
An investigation reveals private detention centers’ practice of charging for basic hygiene—a potential public health threat in the coronavirus era.
Study finds “that 72% of individuals are expected to be infected by day 90 under the optimistic scenario, while nearly 100% of individuals are expected to be infected by day 90 under a more pessimistic scenario.”
A brief making a legal argument against the Centers for Disease Control Rule and Order closing the border to asylum seekers on public health grounds.
Four coronavirus “hotspots” that the Trump administration’s border and migration policies risk creating.
A public comment submitted on the CDC rule shutting the border to asylum seekers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
This study finds no past relationship between a migrant’s documentation status at the border and a migrant’s infection with flu-like disease.
A harrowing account, using testimonies from detained migrant women, of abuse amid COVID-19 fears in a privately run Louisiana ICE detention center.
A view of the right to seek asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border, and its recent dismantlement.
A thorough legal analysis, by Lucas Guttentag of Stanford University, of the Trump administration’s use of an old quarantine statute to shut down the right to seek asylum at the border.
An analysis of the Trump administration’s claim that it can expel asylum seekers in the name of limiting the spread of COVID-19.
A complaint from the ACLU Foundation of San Diego and Imperial Counties and ACLU Border Rights Center reports on CBP’s failure to implement a detainee locator system, which complicates efforts to reunify separated families.
A research-based letter expressing concern about migrants’ rights and health in Mexico in light of the coronavirus emergency.
An interview about the asylum process, and how the Trump administration has eviscerated it, with Aaron Reichlin-Melnick of the American Immigration Council.
An analysis by me, in English and Spanish, of how the Trump administration’s coronavirus measures have not only put its whole immigration agenda in place, but are also threatening to spread the virus.
A statement from numerous organizations expressing alarm at the expulsions of protection-seeking migrants at the border resulting from the Trump administration’s COVID-19 response.
GAO found that Customs and Border Protection wildly overspent on a tent facility to house apprehended migrants during late 2019. (Link at gao.gov)
The latest in a series of reports documenting the status of asylum seekers forced by metering to wait in Mexico for a chance to approach U.S. border ports of entry.
A complaint filed with the DHS Inspector-General about a February 2020 incident in which a Guatemalan woman gave birth unattended, in her pants, while awaiting processing in a San Diego Sector Border Patrol station. (Link at documentcloud.org)
This legal analysis posits that adding drug trafficking organizations to the U.S. terrorist list could complicate asylum claims for victims who were forced to pay extortion.
A statement from 61 organizations objecting to the Trump administration’s harsh border, asylum, and deportation measures during the COVID-19 emergency.
An interview with Joanna Williams, Director of Education and Advocacy at the Kino Border Initiative in Nogales, Arizona/Sonora.
Some of what the Trump administration is implementing at the border risks worsening the COVID-19 pandemic at home and exporting it to other countries.
A look at the path that “extra-continental” U.S.-bound migrants take through coastal Colombia and Panama’s densely jungled Darién Gap, considered the most dangerous part of the entire journey.