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.
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 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 photo essay from a WOLA staff visit to the Texas-Mexico border, from Del Rio to Brownsville including four Mexican border cities.
A discussion with Mexico-based experts about the state of Mexico’s asylum system and its increasingly militarized migration enforcement.
A reaction to Mexican security and immigration forces’ harsh response to asylum-seeking migrants’ efforts to leave the country’s southern border zone.
A discussion of Mexico’s crackdown on migration, its asylum system, and the role of U.S. policy.
Even if a “wave” of migration happens in early 2021, the new Biden administration can handle it with minimal drama while phasing out the Trump administration’s harsh anti-asylum policies.
Recommendations to assist Mexico’s asylum system, reduce migrant detention in Mexico, and help Mexico make its approach to migration more rights-respecting.
In June 2019, under heavy U.S. pressure, Mexico deployed its new National Guard to stop migrants, while agreeing to a vastly expanded “Remain in Mexico” program. A year later, the result has been disastrous.
Some of what the Trump administration is implementing at the border risks worsening the COVID-19 pandemic at home and exporting it to other countries.
WOLA experts discuss current challenges the region faces from ineffective migration policies and protection of migrant rights and what might be done to change the situation.
A report based on fieldwork performed along the Mexico-Guatemala border in August 2019.