“This report will quantify, in stark terms, the likely transmission of COVID through ICE Air flights shuffling detainees between detention centers.”
A request for proposals “seeking further product improvements to the anti-climb/anti-cut features of the border wall barrier.”
A two-part audio series looks at the impact of the Trump administration’s crackdown on asylum, reporting from Ciudad Juárez and Tapachula.
A series of reports and multimedia presentations about the transit of migrants from other continents through Latin America en route to the United States.
Researchers find that more than 3,253 people in 22 years—far more than Border Patrol estimates—have lost their lives attempting to migrate through south Texas.
A photo-filled report from the Mexican border city of Matamoros, where thousands of mostly Central American asylum-seekers are stranded by “Remain in Mexico” and the COVID-19 border closure.
A report on ICE’s new practice, during the COVID-19 pandemic, of giving migrants in family detention the choice of either separating from their children or staying together in indefinite detention.
An overview of the Trump administration’s systematic dismantling of the right to seek asylum, and recommendations for how to restore it.
An overview of the dangers and illegality of the Trump administration’s quick expulsions of asylum seekers during the COVID-19 border closure.
Based on fieldwork in Guatemala, researchers piece together what happened to 939 Salvadoran and Honduran asylum-seekers whom U.S. authorities sent to Guatemala between November 2019 and March 2020 under a “safe third country agreement.”
This report “shares the testimonies of people who are facing the real and often heart breaking consequences of U.S. asylum policies,” especially “Remain in Mexico.”
Interviews with Sarah Sanchez and Isabel Ribe, two advocates at the Santa Fe Dreamers Project working with detained migrants; and with Dr. Tracy Green, a Brandeis University professor and Dana Gold, senior counsel with the Government Accountability Project.
Under cover of COVID-19 response, the Trump administration has been moving aggressively to deport unaccompanied children who are already in the system—in addition to those already being expelled at the border.
A memo explaining how, even in a public health emergency, U.S. border authorities c0uld be attending to asylum seekers and unaccompanied children instead of expelling them.
A current overview of how the Trump administration’s COVID-19 response, including blanket expulsions of asylum-seeking Mexicans and Central Americans, including unaccompanied children, is worsening the humanitarian situation along the border.
Noting that “the functions of border security and immigration enforcement…have grown disproportionately large in size and broad in scope, without the necessary oversight and accountability structures,” the security think-tank proposes a series of reforms.
Striking photos by Rubén Figueroa of migrants aboard La Bestia, the cargo train that traverses southeast Mexico, in late 2019.
Six reasons why the Trump administration’s doubling-down on border wall construction in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is costly and dangerous.
An interview with El Paso-based asylum lawyer Taylor Levy.
An oversight complaint filed with the Department of Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Office of the Inspector General highlighting ICE’s failure to protect those in its custody during the COVID-19 pandemic.
An analysis of ICE deportation flights and the certainty that they are spreading COVID-19.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ICE continues to transfer migrants across its network of detention centers, spurring concerns in small towns like Natchez, Mississippi and Lumpkin, Georgia.
Media and entertainment portrayals of the U.S.-Mexico border as far more dangerous and uncontrolled than they are cause harm to towns in the border region.
Guidelines for how to safely and responsibly release detainees from ICE custody during the COVID-19 pandemic.