The drastically changed profile of migration requires a much different response at the U.S.-Mexico border, argues WOLA’s Adam Isacson.
The Texas state government’s controversial border security deployment.
A review of migration statistics through July 2022 and how they reveal the counterproductive nature of the Title 42 pandemic expulsions policy.
Profiles threatened Mexican journalists who have had to seek refuge in Arizona.
A report from Yuma and Nogales, where two very different populations of migrants have been arriving in large numbers.
Journalist Erica Hellerstein investigates the “quiet but quick” expansion of alternatives to detention programs to surveil released migrants in the United States.
Asylum seekers remain stranded in Mexican border cities waiting for a chance to seek protection in the United States, which Title 42 prevents them from doing.
Mexico is increasingly becoming the final destination for Central Americans fleeing misrule by increasingly authoritarian governments.
A detailed account of a Venezuelan woman’s journey across Mexico and to the United States with her young daughter.
A multimedia presentation recounts the route that a Cuban asylum seeker took through Panama’s dangerous Darién Gap jungles, and on through Central America and Mexico.
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.
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.
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?”
CBP documents and situation reports reveal extreme steps the agency, along with Mexican authorities, took to block “migrant caravan” participants’ attempt to seek asylum in early 2019.
Asylum seekers, many of them Russian, are seeking to reach U.S. soil through San Diego’s main port of entry from Tijuana. One case led to a December 12, 2021 use of force incident.
A policy-by-policy overview of what it would take for the Biden administration to undo the Trump administration’s hardline border and migration policies.
A public defender in El Paso ran up against the Trump administration’s early rollout of its family separation policy.
Migrants in limbo have hope for change if Donald Trump loses the election, but walking back many of the Trump administration’s anti-asylum policies will be difficult.
Some Mexican families are among the hundreds of mostly Central Americans awaiting their turn to seek asylum on the U.S. side of the border in Matamoros, Mexico.
How the pandemic and the Trump administration’s crackdown on asylum are being experienced in southern Arizona.
A “deep dive” into the U.S. asylum system and what has been done to it during the Trump years.
Over 3,000 unaccompanied children have been summarily expelled back to Mexico or Central America, with no way even to track what’s happened to them. Some first spend days in hotels guarded by unlicensed contractors.
An audio report and accompanying text, reported from the Rio Grande Valley, El Paso, and Mexico City, about the impact of the Trump administration’s virtual ending of the right to asylum at the border during the pandemic.
A look at the severe impact of COVID-19 on the Texas borderlands, especially on asylum seekers.