In their suit to preserve Title 42, Republican state officials argue against the Biden administration’s granting of humanitarian exceptions to the pandemic expulsion authority. (Original link)
Explains the process, instituted on October 12, 2022, whereby up to 24,000 Venezuelan migrants can apply to receive humanitarian parole in the United States.
Examines Border Patrol’s rapid releases of asylum seekers without initiating immigration proceedings. 75 percent of those released did report to ICE offices. (Original link)
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)
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)
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)
“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)
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)
Finds that IT and record-keeping problems have led DHS to lose track of migrants and prolong family separations. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)
Breaks down data on migrant encounters at the U.S.-Mexico border in the previous fiscal year. (Link at dhs.gov)
Processing and outcomes of asylum requests under a Biden administration rule first implemented in 2022. (Link at dhs.gov)
A new filing from the plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to end the Title 42 pandemic expulsions policy.
Presents statistical information about the asylum-seeking migrants placed in the Biden administration’s revived “Remain in Mexico” program between December 2021 and June 2022. Presents data separately in an Excel (.xlsx) file. (Link at dhs.gov)
CBP investigators’ report into the September 2021 incident in Del Rio, Texas, in which mounted Border Patrol agents charged at and otherwise mistreated mostly Haitian migrants who had arrived in large numbers. (Link at cbp.gov)
Presents statistical information about the asylum-seeking migrants placed in the Biden administration’s revived “Remain in Mexico” program between December 2021 and May 2022. (Link at dhs.gov)
The House Appropriations Committee’s narrative report to accompany its bill funding the Department of Homeland Security’s 2023 budget. (Link at congress.gov)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Updating and clarifying the 1997 Flores judicial settlement agreement specifying conditions of children held in CBP custody.