Looks at possible outcomes once the Title 42 expulsions policy is lifted, and how the U.S. asylum system might work more smoothly at the U.S.-Mexico border.
A multimedia essay about the waves of migration that have marked the history of Mexico’s southern border-zone city of Tapachula.
Finds that the Federal Emergency Management Agency fulfilled its duties when assisting CBP and the Office of Refugee Resettlement during a 2021 increase in unaccompanied child migration. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)
A look at what might happen after the Title 42 expulsion policy’s scheduled late-May end, and how to put together an orderly asylum process.
Finds that asylum-seeking adults sent back to Mexican border cities are facing danger and precarious shelter conditions under the Biden administration’s court-ordered revival of “Remain in Mexico.”
Documents examples of U.S. and Mexican personnel abusing and mistreating Haitian migrants during and after a large-scale September 2021 migration event in Del Rio, Texas.
On-the-ground reporting documents the continued severity of the push factors forcing Hondurans to migrate, even after a change of government.
An overview of DHS planning for a likely increase in migration at the U.S.-Mexico border after the lifting of the Title 42 pandemic order. (Link at int.nyt.com)
Profiles Central American children who arrived at the border unaccompanied and are now trying to adjust to life and school in Montgomery County, in suburban Washington, DC.
Near the cargo train junctions north of Mexico City, criminal groups lie in wait, looking for migrants to kidnap or forcibly recruit.
CBP plans to build up to 86 miles of new levee wall along the border in south Texas. Community members respond.
Details the dangers faced by Haitians, including those apprehended at the U.S.-Mexican border, after they get expelled or removed to their country.
A congressionally required report with data about family separations that continue to occur when migrants are in DHS custody. (Link at dhs.gov)
Finds that border policies, more than climate conditions, are responsible for the sharp rise in migrant deaths in southern Arizona’s deserts.
CBP documents and situation reports reveal extreme steps the agency, along with Mexican authorities, took to block “migrant caravan” participants’ attempt to seek asylum in early 2019.
Nicaraguans facing the Managua regime’s repression are increasingly fleeing to the United States instead of Costa Rica.
An investigation finds that Texas’s state government has been using dubious statistics to inflate results from its costly border deployment.
A photo essay from a WOLA staff visit to the Texas-Mexico border, from Del Rio to Brownsville including four Mexican border cities.
Presents statistical information about the asylum-seeking migrants placed in the Biden administration’s revived “Remain in Mexico” program between December 2021 and February 2022. Presents data separately in an Excel (.xlsx) file. (Link at dhs.gov)
A primer about the alternative programs frequently applied to asylum-seeking families apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Profiles Honduran migrants who have decided to settle in the relative safety of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico after seeing their efforts to reach the United States blocked.
The organization’s latest accounting, with statistics and anecdotal examples, of human rights abuses against asylum seekers that have resulted from U.S. government policies or actions.
A new investigation of Texas’s troubled National Guard border deployment finds that some Guardsmen have been ordered to station themselves outside some of the wealthiest private ranches in south Texas, where they have little to do.