A deep look at the April 2023 Border Patrol shooting of a man wielding a club, following a vehicle pursuit in New Mexico. Reveals that the man suffered from mental illness.
Explains the difficulty in achieving accountability for the fatal 2010 beating of a Mexican man by CBP and Border Patrol personnel at the San Ysidro port of entry.
A report submitted for the 2023 Review of U.S. Compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights finds U.S. border law enforcement compliance sorely lacking.
Finds deficiencies and inadequacies in CBP’s video and audio surveillance systems. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)
Examines causes and trends of Darién Gap migration.
Finds overcrowding, a lack of resources, and violence in the municipality that is the main jumping-off point for migrants en route to the Darién Gap.
A sweeping survey of the recent history of migration through the Americas.
Finds that Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Chile are failing to comply with their obligations under international law to protect those fleeing Venezuela.
A narrative from Eagle Pass, Texas, a border city at the heart of the state government’s “Operation Lone Star.”
The recent evolution of migration through the Darién Gap and the small likelihood that it might end in the near future.
Billed as “an intelligence-driven approach to disrupting and dismantling transnational criminal- organizations (TCOs) and keeping dangerous substances, like illicit fentanyl driving the overdose epidemic, off America’s streets.” (Link at dhs.gov)
An exposé of the miserable labor conditions suffered by many underage migrants who work long shifts, often at night, in dangerous conditions in U.S. food processing plants or similar facilities.
Lays out reasons in favor of the Humanitarian Parole program that the Biden administration has launched for citizens of Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.
Visits to El Paso CBP holding facilities at a time of high migration found “compliance with standards such as segregating males, females, and juveniles; managing property; providing regularly scheduled meals and showers; and maintaining cleanliness of holding rooms” to be “inconsistent.” (link at oig.dhs.gov)
A court-appointed monitor voices concerns about aspects of CBP’s custody of migrant children, especially short-term separations from parents at times when processing is near capacity. (Link at courtlistener.com)
Estimates that approximately 11.2 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the United States in 2021, up from 11.0 million in 2019.
Recalls 10 facts that often get overlooked in heated U.S. debates over the border and migration policy.
The role of organized crime and local communities, both of which are profiting handsomely, in facilitating record migration through the Darién Gap.
Profiles parents in the San Francisco Bay Area who had migrated without their children.
A 273-page research report about migration trends, policies, and human rights in Mexico in 2021 and 2022.
Examines trends, challenges, and needs from the donor community to help the Americas assist and integrate migrants from Venezuela.
A situation report, mainly on conditions for asylum seekers, from El Paso and Ciudad Juárez.
Finds that the DHS intelligence office needs to do more “to protect the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of U.S. persons.” (Link at gao.gov)
Excerpt from investigative journalist Marcela Turati’s book about the 2010 San Fernando migrant massacre and the power of organized crime in Tamaulipas, Mexico.