An explainer about Title 42, the public health measure used since March 2020 to expel migrants without even the chance to ask for protection in the United States.
An investigation, based on interviews, of the conditions Haitian migrants face in Mexico and, in some cases, after crossing into the United States.
The commentary that WOLA published to accompany the launch of this database. (Español)
An investigation of the human toll of Title 42 expulsions on migrants in San Diego and Tijuana.
Finds seven examples in which Texas’s state government has been less-than-forthcoming, to say the least, about the results of Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) state border crackdown.
National Guardsmen assigned to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) “Operation Lone Star” are seeking to exercise a new federal right to form a union.
DHS publishes a six-pillar plan for managing a likely post-Title 42 increase in migration at the U.S.-Mexico border. (Link at dhs.gov)
Explores the double-standard between nationalities at the Tijuana-San Diego border: Ukrainians are being admitted at ports of entry, but all other nationalities have Title 42 applied to them.
Examines whether the Department of Homeland Security will be ready to process an increased arrival of asylum-seeking migrants after the likely lifting of the Title 42 pandemic expulsion policy.
Finds that DHS under the Biden administration has detained tens of thousands of asylum seekers, placing them in miserable conditions and making it difficult to pursue their claims.
A compendium of recent data and statistics on migratory movements around the hemisphere.
The congressional oversight agency finds that Border Patrol has failed to collect, record, or report to Congress data about migrant deaths at the border. (Link at gao.gov)
A look back at 17 years of Texas governors’ border security operations, usually launched in the run-up to elections, none of which appears to have had any lasting impact on security or migration.
Presents statistical information about the asylum-seeking migrants placed in the Biden administration’s revived “Remain in Mexico” program between December 2021 and March 2022. Presents data separately in an Excel (.xlsx) file. (Link at dhs.gov)
A monthly update provided to the U.S. District Court judge who ordered a restart of the Remain in Mexico program; includes statistics about migration at the border in March. (Link at courtlistener.com)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s “disaster” declaration at the border has allowed the state to engage in contracts without a formal solicitation process.
Unannounced September 2021 visits to three facilities in Yuma found Border Patrol generally meeting national standards on transport, escort, detention, and search for all populations except single adult men, who were held in crowded conditions and high temperatures. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)
A series of legal complaints details cases of physical and verbal abuse of children in CBP custody.
A thorough account of the Biden administration’s infighting around border and migration policy, with the President reportedly demanding in March 2021, “Who do I need to fire to fix this?”
Newly obtained documents point to the DHS Inspector-General suppressing, delaying, and watering down information about serious sexual harassment and domestic abuse patterns within the Department’s law enforcement agencies, including CBP and ICE.
Government whistleblowers voice alarm about conditions for unaccompanied migrant children being held at Office of Refugee Resettlement facilities, especially a site at Fort Bliss, Texas.
A brief report from fieldwork at the Texas-Mexico border finds that Title 42 has been a boon to the cartels that control much of daily life on the Mexican side of the border.