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 of Mexico’s crackdown on migration, its asylum system, and the role of U.S. policy.
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.
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.
An overview of key measures in the House of Representatives’ version of the 2021 DHS appropriation, including cutting border wall spending, defunding “Remain in Mexico,” reducing ICE detention, and others.
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.
An interview with El Paso-based asylum lawyer Taylor Levy.
An interview about the asylum process, and how the Trump administration has eviscerated it, with Aaron Reichlin-Melnick of the American Immigration Council.
An interview with Joanna Williams, Director of Education and Advocacy at the Kino Border Initiative in Nogales, Arizona/Sonora.
A conversation with WOLA’s Adam Isacson during a mid-January visit to El Paso and Ciudad Juárez.
A memo reporting back from a field visit to El Paso and Ciudad Juárez.