As an expected end date for Title 42 looms amid high-court actions, WOLA briefly lays out five reasons why prolonging the pandemic policy would do harm.
A report back from a mid-November visit to the border, from El Paso to Yuma. Focused on the challenges faced by protection-seeking migrants and the possible termination of Title 42.
What to expect following a U.S. district judge’s November 15 decision overturning the Title 42 pandemic expulsions policy.
Brief overviews of the top 17 countries of citizenship of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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)
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.
On a journey through the Darién Gap, a girl is separated from her mother for three days.
Many migrants bused to New York from the border “step onto the buses with the promise of a new life in a new city and step off instantly homeless.”
A study of approaches to the opioid epidemic finds no link to immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Articles and analyses from “frontline leaders and organizers with direct experience, both in theory and practice, of migrant human rights.”
Laments the failure to pass a law outlawing separation of migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The U.S. approach to migration seems to be shifting, with the Biden administration seeking to work with other governments in the region to find shared solutions.
Reveals new details about the Florida state government operation that sent dozens of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts in September 2022.
A quarterly update on countries affected by the Venezuelan migration crisis.
WOLA staff discuss the latest trends in migration to the United States and the consequences of the U.S. focus on reducing the number of migrants arriving at the border.
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)
Finds that U.S. asylum deterrence policies engender conditions that cause gender-based violence to proliferate at the U.S. southern border.
A report from Kinney County, Texas, along the border between Del Rio and Eagle Pass, where local leadership enthusiastically backs the Texas state government’s anti-migrant measures.
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.
“The federal government is tasked with executing dated and dysfunctional laws,” contends this analysis of the current state of U.S. immigration policy.
The drastically changed profile of migration requires a much different response at the U.S.-Mexico border, argues WOLA’s Adam Isacson.
Reporters traversed the Darién Gap along with numerous migrants, including a large number of Venezuelan citizens.
A report from Altar, Sonora, Mexico, an organized crime-dominated town through which many migrants pass en route to Arizona.
Finds that, particularly in Border Patrol’s Yuma sector, “CBP is failing to comply with its own internal operating guidelines and unreasonably confiscating the personal property of individuals in its custody.”