Reproduces documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, indicating that the Army Corps of Engineers used “a narrow emergency exemption” to resume some border wall construction after President Biden called a halt to wall-building in 2021.
The latest in a series of updates detailing asylum waitlists and shelter capacity in Mexican border cities.
A letter to congressional committee chairs about further activities of Border Patrol’s controversial Critical Incident Teams, which are to be abolished at the end of September 2022.
A new filing from the plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to end 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.
A complaint to the Justice Department about racial profiling and dangerous vehicle pursuits carried out by Texas state law enforcement personnel within the framework of the so-called “Operation Lone Star.”
interviews with 200 migrants offer a glimpse into how they get information about their routes to the United States, including the role of social media and smugglers.
Details sites along the U.S.-Mexico border that are in most dire need of environmental restoration following border wall construction.
Among other findings, a survey reveals that “three-quarters of voters do not fully trust border agents to respect the constitutional rights of everyone, or to be held accountable when they violate those rights.”
A quarterly update on countries affected by the Venezuelan migration crisis.
A collection of previously unreleased records from CBP, ICE, and other Homeland Security agencies showing their purchase of large amounts of people’s cell phone location information.
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.
A regular statistical update about Venezuelan migration, focused on U.S.-bound migration.
A call to end the pandemic policy, which was prolonged by court order, authored by Eleanor Acer of Human Rights First.
A field research report from the beginning of the Darién Gap migration route, in northwest Colombia.
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.
A field report on abuses of migrant rights in Mexico’s southern-border city of Tapachula, focusing on the asylum-seeking migrant population stranded there.
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.
A look at the history and recent increase in maritime migration to the United States, mainly of Cuban and Haitian citizens.
Proposes alternatives to the perilous journey across Mexico for protection-seeking Central American migrants.
A multimedia microsite about the increasing use of military force to confront migration in Mexico, the United States, and elsewhere in the region.
A troubling record of the Jesuit Refugee Services’ work seeing to find or identify more than 1,200 missing migrants in Mexico since 2007.