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.
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.
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.
The drastically changed profile of migration requires a much different response at the U.S.-Mexico border, argues WOLA’s Adam Isacson.
The Texas tragedy highlighted a worsening trend of migrant deaths along the border, which result in large part from “prevention through deterrence” policies and Title 42.
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.
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.
A look at what might happen next, now that a Louisiana judge has kept the Title 42 expulsions policy in place past its expected termination date.
Notes from an early May visit to San Diego and Tijuana as the border prepares for a possible lifting of the Title 42 pandemic restriction on asylum.
The commentary that WOLA published to accompany the launch of this database. (Español)
A brief report from fieldwork at the Texas-Mexico border finds that Title 42 has been a boon to the cartels that control much of daily life on the Mexican side of the border.
A look at what might happen after the Title 42 expulsion policy’s scheduled late-May end, and how to put together an orderly asylum process.
A photo essay from a WOLA staff visit to the Texas-Mexico border, from Del Rio to Brownsville including four Mexican border cities.
Aboard the Biden administration’s 198th flight deporting or expelling people to Haiti was the 20,000th migrant sent back to the Caribbean nation since Inauguration Day 2021.
A discussion with Mexico-based experts about the state of Mexico’s asylum system and its increasingly militarized migration enforcement.
An interview with the creators of a documentary about the plague of migrant deaths in ranchland around a Border Patrol checkpoint in south Texas.
A reaction to Mexican security and immigration forces’ harsh response to asylum-seeking migrants’ efforts to leave the country’s southern border zone.
A call for greater cooperation to prepare for, and to mitigate, the climate-related causes of migration in the hemisphere.