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.”
Laments the failure to pass a law outlawing separation of migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Reveals new details about the Florida state government operation that sent dozens of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts in September 2022.
A story citing many migrants and aid workers finds medium-term shelter among the most acute needs for the nearly 10,000 migrants whom Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has bused to Washington, DC since March.
Costa Rica’s asylum system is so overwhelmed that applicants are being given appointments in 2030.
The Texas state government’s controversial border security deployment.
Field report from Yuma, Arizona, where asylum seekers from around the world are arriving in large numbers.
Venezuelan migrants without U.S. support connections are living in shelters after boarding buses to Washington, DC funded by Texas’s Republican governor.
A review of migration statistics through July 2022 and how they reveal the counterproductive nature of the Title 42 pandemic expulsions policy.
An extensive narrative of how the U.S. government came to carry out the Trump administration’s family separation policy, by investigative reporter Caitlin Dickerson.
Explores the humanitarian impact of U.S. border law enforcement agencies’ adoption of sophisticated technologies to deter migrants.
Profiles threatened Mexican journalists who have had to seek refuge in Arizona.
A report from Tapachula, near the Mexico-Guatemala border, where stranded migrants face hunger, discrimination, and insecurity.
The treacherous journey migrants take to the United States, and the sharply increasing number of migrant deaths on the U.S. side of the border.
A report from Yuma and Nogales, where two very different populations of migrants have been arriving in large numbers.
A conversation between radio host Terry Gross and Kelly Lytle Hernández, author of Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands.
The Colombian newspaper examines the situation of Colombian migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Data show that migrant children in the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s system of contractor-run emergency shelters suffered severe mental health challenges.
Newly obtained data show that more than 650,000 children and teenagers were held in CBP custody between February 2017 and June 2021, including at least 220,000 who spent more than 72 hours in custody.
Charter tour operators are making large sums of money flying Haitian migrants back out of their country after the U.S. government expels them.