Compiles recent items in the Border Oversight database about agents’ confiscation, non-return, and disposal of migrants’ valuables and documents.
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.
Details the impact of Title 42 expulsions and other asylum-denial policies, and presents the outlines of a new approach to persistently high levels of protection-seeking migration at the border.
Following fieldwork at the border, an interview with former WOLA director Joy Olson about the Biden administration’s policy trajectory.
A discussion of Mexico’s crackdown on migration, its asylum system, and the role of U.S. policy.
An explanation of Mexico’s growing asylum system, obstacles to protection in Mexico, and how the United States can help.
Amid increasing arrivals of migrants at the border, an explanation of trends and recommendations for next steps.
Recommendations for a bilateral approach to the controversial Trump-era program’s end.
The state of wall-building and funding, and options for the Biden administration to cease all construction and repair at least some of the damage.