The Justice Department is jailing 5,000 migrants apprehended at the border under an 18th-century law allowing detention of “material witnesses.”
A deep look at the April 2023 Border Patrol shooting of a man wielding a club, following a vehicle pursuit in New Mexico. Reveals that the man suffered from mental illness.
Examines causes and trends of Darién Gap migration.
A sweeping survey of the recent history of migration through the Americas.
A narrative from Eagle Pass, Texas, a border city at the heart of the state government’s “Operation Lone Star.”
An exposé of the miserable labor conditions suffered by many underage migrants who work long shifts, often at night, in dangerous conditions in U.S. food processing plants or similar facilities.
The role of organized crime and local communities, both of which are profiting handsomely, in facilitating record migration through the Darién Gap.
Profiles parents in the San Francisco Bay Area who had migrated without their children.
Excerpt from investigative journalist Marcela Turati’s book about the 2010 San Fernando migrant massacre and the power of organized crime in Tamaulipas, Mexico.
A town near Honduras’s border with Nicaragua is experiencing unprecedented levels of in-transit migration.
Asylum seekers need incomes, employers need workers, but the asylum system is getting in the way.
An examination of fentanyl supplies and attempts to interdict them.
Asserts that much border and migration policy is based on the white-supremacist concept of “Herrenvolk democracy.”
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 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.