Explains Title 42’s impact on migrant families’ health and well-being, and the implications of lifting the pandemic measure.
Finds evidence of long-lasting mental disorders among migrants whose families were forcibly separated at the border during the Trump administration
Laying out the strong case against the Trump administration’s proposed July 9, 2020 rule that would make permanent restrictions on asylum first implemented as a COVID-19 response.
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.”
“This report will quantify, in stark terms, the likely transmission of COVID through ICE Air flights shuffling detainees between detention centers.”
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 overview of the dangers and illegality of the Trump administration’s quick expulsions of asylum seekers during the COVID-19 border closure.
A memo explaining how, even in a public health emergency, U.S. border authorities c0uld be attending to asylum seekers and unaccompanied children instead of expelling them.
A current overview of how the Trump administration’s COVID-19 response, including blanket expulsions of asylum-seeking Mexicans and Central Americans, including unaccompanied children, is worsening the humanitarian situation along the border.
An analysis of ICE deportation flights and the certainty that they are spreading COVID-19.
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.
A brief making a legal argument against the Centers for Disease Control Rule and Order closing the border to asylum seekers on public health grounds.
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.”
This study finds no past relationship between a migrant’s documentation status at the border and a migrant’s infection with flu-like disease.
A thorough legal analysis, by Lucas Guttentag of Stanford University, of the Trump administration’s use of an old quarantine statute to shut down the right to seek asylum at the border.
An analysis of the Trump administration’s claim that it can expel asylum seekers in the name of limiting the spread of COVID-19.
A research-based letter expressing concern about migrants’ rights and health in Mexico in light of the coronavirus emergency.
The latest in a series of reports documenting the status of asylum seekers forced by metering to wait in Mexico for a chance to approach U.S. border ports of entry.
A statement from numerous organizations expressing alarm at the expulsions of protection-seeking migrants at the border resulting from the Trump administration’s COVID-19 response.
A statement from 61 organizations objecting to the Trump administration’s harsh border, asylum, and deportation measures during the COVID-19 emergency.