Finds that DHS under the Biden administration has detained tens of thousands of asylum seekers, placing them in miserable conditions and making it difficult to pursue their claims.
A primer about the alternative programs frequently applied to asylum-seeking families apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border.
A whistleblower complaint about health risks—possibly including non-consensual surgeries on women—and unsafe work practices at the Irwin County ICE detention facility in Georgia.
A summary of recent experience with border security and migration, with a long list of recommendations.
Catalogues more than 400 administrative changes to the U.S. border security and immigration regime during the Trump administration, and what it might take to undo them.
An epidemiological model of COVID-19 in ICE detention centers finds that “by day 60 of the simulation—corresponding to May 15, 2020—the estimated number of cumulative COVID-19 cases would be 15 times higher than the number of cases ICE reported.”
A report on ICE’s new practice, during the COVID-19 pandemic, of giving migrants in family detention the choice of either separating from their children or staying together in indefinite detention.
An oversight complaint filed with the Department of Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Office of the Inspector General highlighting ICE’s failure to protect those in its custody during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Guidelines for how to safely and responsibly release detainees from ICE custody during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The report documents the growth of immigrant detention, inhumane conditions, poor quality of health care, and difficulty of obtaining parole.
Study finds “that 72% of individuals are expected to be infected by day 90 under the optimistic scenario, while nearly 100% of individuals are expected to be infected by day 90 under a more pessimistic scenario.”
A research-based letter expressing concern about migrants’ rights and health in Mexico in light of the coronavirus emergency.
A complaint from the ACLU Foundation of San Diego and Imperial Counties and ACLU Border Rights Center reports on CBP’s failure to implement a detainee locator system, which complicates efforts to reunify separated families.
A statement from 61 organizations objecting to the Trump administration’s harsh border, asylum, and deportation measures during the COVID-19 emergency.
A documentation of the effects that U.S. asylum restriction policies are having on migrants’ physical and mental health, based on 480 interviews and testimonies with migrants and asylum seekers.