A bill under negotiation in the Senate continues the tradition of attempting deterrence policies, even though the numbers show that this has failed
A podcast about current migration trends at the U.S.-Mexico border and in the Americas.
Report-back from a field visit to the Arizona-Sonora border, notes a humanitarian crisis and people having great difficulty accessing the U.S. asylum system.
Warns that congressional Republicans’ border and migration demands, a condition for 2024 supplemental budget funds, could spell a historic end to the right to seek asylum in the United States.
A statement recalling and highlighting some of the basic principles underlying WOLA’s border and migration work.
Gretchen Kuhner directs the Mexico City-based Institute for Women in Migration (IMUMI). She explains the challenges and complexities—and occasional advocacy successes—of the current moment of record migration and changing policies, viewed from Mexico.
A interview covers WOLA’s August 2023 joint report on border law enforcement accountability with the Kino Border Initiative.
Drawing heavily on this site’s database and the accountability work of the Nogales-based Kino Border Initiative, this in-depth report looks at the chronic nature of human rights abuse at the U.S.-Mexico border, how DHS’s accountability system is meant to work, and where it often fails. It offers more than 40 policy recommendations.
A column notes that Texas state authorities’ abuse of migrants happens in a context of larger national border policies that inflict suffering in order to “deter” migrants.
Explains that following the end of the Title 42 policy, migrants went into “wait and see mode” and numbers or arrivals at the border fell, contrary to many predictions.
A podcast recorded by WOLA staff from Tegucigalpa, shortly after returning from two days at the Honduras-Nicaragua border at a time of very heavy migration in transit.
A response to the March 27, 2023 tragedy in a migrant detention facility in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
WOLA’s comment submitted on the Biden administration’s draft rule that would deny opportunities to apply for asylum to most migrants who passed through third countries en route to the U.S.-Mexico border.
Should Title 42 end, the Biden administration may reject asylum seekers using a “transit ban” and expedited removal procedures, if Mexico takes deportees. The blow would be softened by two currently flawed programs, humanitarian parole and use of the “CBP One” app.
Local media point to a rising tide of threats to migrant shelters in Tijuana, a city to which U.S. authorities expelled or deported about 48,000 people during the last quarter of 2022.
A reaction to the Biden administration’s expansion of the scope of Title 42 expulsions into Mexico.
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 field research update, with embedded video, based on conversations with asylum-seeking migrants, many of them Venezuelan, stranded in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.
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.