Among findings: “Border Patrol held 1,164 detainees in custody in four facilities longer than specified in the National Standards on Transport, Escort, Detention, and Search (TEDS), which generally limit detention in these facilities to 72 hours.” (Original link)
“To stave off climate-induced instability in Central America,” the report recommends measures for “both immediate crisis response and long-term instability mitigation.”
Monitoring migration patterns in Colombia’s northwestern region of Urabá, the beginning of the treacherous journey through the Darién Gap.
A look at the data questions the results of the Texas state government’s border crackdown.
Finds that operational challenges within the Office of Refugee Resettlement “hindered case management” at an emergency site at Fort Bliss, Texas in 2021, “which may have adversely affected unaccompanied children’s safety and well-being.” (Original link)
The grim situation of migrants stuck in Mexico’s southern-border city of Tapachula.
Lawsuit filed on behalf of migrants whom Florida’s state government arranged to put on a plane to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts in September 2022. (Original link)
A Salvadoran man, deported despite courts’ findings that he would face danger, disappears amid the Salvadoran government’s sweeping crackdown on suspected gang members.
“We found that Border Patrol did not issue A-numbers for 107 of 384 migrants, most of whom were paroled into the country or issued Notices to Report.” (Original link)
Artificial intelligence-powered surveillance towers are being installed along the border, raising civil liberties and similar concerns.
As the Remain in Mexico “2.0” policy comes to an end, “a vanishingly small number of the mainly Cubans, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans subjected to the policy were granted asylum.”
Based on unannounced inspections of four Border Patrol holding facilities, the Inspector-General looks at reasons why the agency is inconsistent in how it handles migrants after processing. (Original link)
A Venezuelan journalist recounts his experience crossing through the Darién Gap in 2019.
Shifting political dynamics appeared to favor Republicans in Texas border counties.
Migrant women stranded in Mexico suffer untreated symptoms of psychological stress.
Migrants contend with trauma after passing through Panama’s treacherous Darién Gap.
Finds that IT and record-keeping problems have led DHS to lose track of migrants and prolong family separations. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)
Contends that, contrary to official claims, implementing Title 42 did not clearly increase repeat border crossings.
Reproduces documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, indicating that the Army Corps of Engineers used “a narrow emergency exemption” to resume some border wall construction after President Biden called a halt to wall-building in 2021.
A story citing many migrants and aid workers finds medium-term shelter among the most acute needs for the nearly 10,000 migrants whom Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has bused to Washington, DC since March.
Costa Rica’s asylum system is so overwhelmed that applicants are being given appointments in 2030.
Breaks down data on migrant encounters at the U.S.-Mexico border in the previous fiscal year. (Link at dhs.gov)
The Texas state government’s controversial border security deployment.