The UN Refugee Agency’s annual report, covering 2021, on statistical trends for refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced and stateless people. (Link at unhcr.org)
The Supreme Court’s decision upholding the Biden administration’s ability to terminate the “Remain in Mexico” program while lower-court challenges continue. (Link at supremecourt.gov)
The Texas tragedy highlighted a worsening trend of migrant deaths along the border, which result in large part from “prevention through deterrence” policies and Title 42.
The Colombian newspaper examines the situation of Colombian migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.
A discussion of Latin America’s historic current levels of migration, commitments made at the Summit of the Americas, and what WOLA staff have seen during recent fieldwork at the U.S.-Mexico and Mexico-Guatemala borders.
Data show that migrant children in the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s system of contractor-run emergency shelters suffered severe mental health challenges.
A field research report from the beginning of the Darién Gap migration route, in northwest Colombia.
Newly obtained data show that more than 650,000 children and teenagers were held in CBP custody between February 2017 and June 2021, including at least 220,000 who spent more than 72 hours in custody.
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 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 May. (Link at documentcloud.org)
Charter tour operators are making large sums of money flying Haitian migrants back out of their country after the U.S. government expels them.
In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 8 that a U.S. citizen could not sue a Border Patrol agent who assaulted him. (Link at supremecourt.gov)
The first-ever public copy of an incident report from one of Border Patrol’s controversial Critical Incident Teams, regarding a fatal August 2021 vehicle pursuit near El Paso. (Link at documentcloud.org)
A field report on abuses of migrant rights in Mexico’s southern-border city of Tapachula, focusing on the asylum-seeking migrant population stranded there.
An oversight report finds that Border Patrol’s data on checkpoint drug seizures is reliable, but that the agency keeps poor records on “other checkpoint activity data, including on apprehensions of smuggled people and canine assists with drug seizures.” (Link at gao.gov)
A photo essay of recent border crossings, and of conditions in shelters on the Mexican side of the border.
The Mexican government’s human rights ombusdman reports on the human rights aspects of attempts to form migrant caravans in 2021. (Link at cndh.org.mx)
Report on a March 2022 research visit to Tapachula, near Mexico’s border with Guatemala, where large numbers of asylum-seeking migrants are stranded by U.S. and Mexican policies.