What to expect following a U.S. district judge’s November 15 decision overturning the Title 42 pandemic expulsions policy.
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)
The drastically changed profile of migration requires a much different response at the U.S.-Mexico border, argues WOLA’s Adam Isacson.
A Salvadoran man, deported despite courts’ findings that he would face danger, disappears amid the Salvadoran government’s sweeping crackdown on suspected gang members.
“We found that Border Patrol did not issue A-numbers for 107 of 384 migrants, most of whom were paroled into the country or issued Notices to Report.” (Original link)
As the Remain in Mexico “2.0” policy comes to an end, “a vanishingly small number of the mainly Cubans, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans subjected to the policy were granted asylum.”
The Texas state government’s controversial border security deployment.
The latest in a series of updates detailing asylum waitlists and shelter capacity in Mexican border cities.
A review of migration statistics through July 2022 and how they reveal the counterproductive nature of the Title 42 pandemic expulsions policy.
Warns that the Biden administration’s plans to expand use of expedited removal “would result in the illegal return of refugees to persecution and torture.”
Finds that Border Patrol agents in Yuma had confiscated at least 64 turbans from asylum seekers of the Sikh faith so far in 2022, including at least 50 in the previous 2 months.
Presents statistical information about the asylum-seeking migrants placed in the Biden administration’s revived “Remain in Mexico” program between December 2021 and June 2022. Presents data separately in an Excel (.xlsx) file. (Link at dhs.gov)
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.
An explanation of the legal implications of the Supreme Court’s June 30, 2022 “Remain in Mexico” decision, and likely next steps, by Peter Marguiles of Roger Williams University School of Law.
Presents statistical information about the asylum-seeking migrants placed in the Biden administration’s revived “Remain in Mexico” program between December 2021 and May 2022. (Link at dhs.gov)
A discussion of Latin America’s historic current levels of migration, commitments made at the Summit of the Americas, and what WOLA staff have seen during recent fieldwork at the U.S.-Mexico and Mexico-Guatemala borders.
The organization’s latest accounting, with statistics and anecdotal examples, of human rights abuses against asylum seekers that have resulted from U.S. government policies or actions.
Report on a March 2022 research visit to Tapachula, near Mexico’s border with Guatemala, where large numbers of asylum-seeking migrants are stranded by U.S. and Mexican policies.
Documents the especially dangerous conditions that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender asylum seekers face in Mexican border towns after U.S. policies like Title 42 block them from seeking protection in the United States.
Explains Title 42’s impact on migrant families’ health and well-being, and the implications of lifting the pandemic measure.
Journalist Erica Hellerstein investigates the “quiet but quick” expansion of alternatives to detention programs to surveil released migrants in the United States.
A look at the history and recent increase in maritime migration to the United States, mainly of Cuban and Haitian citizens.