The Justice Department is jailing 5,000 migrants apprehended at the border under an 18th-century law allowing detention of “material witnesses.”
Examines causes and trends of Darién Gap migration.
A narrative from Eagle Pass, Texas, a border city at the heart of the state government’s “Operation Lone Star.”
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.
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.
Excerpt from investigative journalist Marcela Turati’s book about the 2010 San Fernando migrant massacre and the power of organized crime in Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Asserts that much border and migration policy is based on the white-supremacist concept of “Herrenvolk democracy.”
From the start of the Biden administration to August 2022, “U.S. authorities have reported at least 372 cases of family separation,” but Observer reporters found additional cases.
Reveals new details about the Florida state government operation that sent dozens of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts in September 2022.
Investigates a September 27, 2022 incident in which twin brothers, one the warden of a jail that has housed detained immigrants, shot at a group of migrants in Hudspeth County, Texas, killing one.
Reporters traversed the Darién Gap along with numerous migrants, including a large number of Venezuelan citizens.
The grim situation of migrants stuck in Mexico’s southern-border city of Tapachula.
A Salvadoran man, deported despite courts’ findings that he would face danger, disappears amid the Salvadoran government’s sweeping crackdown on suspected gang members.
Migrants contend with trauma after passing through Panama’s treacherous Darién Gap.
A thorough takedown of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R)’s “Operation Lone Star,” in which state police arrested over 7,200 migrants, often on “trespassing” charges, in seven months.
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.