Last updated November 20, 2023. Download a PDF packet of infographics at bit.ly/wola_border_infographics.
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.
Recalls 10 facts that often get overlooked in heated U.S. debates over the border and migration policy.
A situation report, mainly on conditions for asylum seekers, from El Paso and Ciudad Juárez.
Asylum seekers need incomes, employers need workers, but the asylum system is getting in the way.
The latest in a series of updates detailing asylum waitlists and shelter capacity in Mexican border cities.
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 report from organizations monitoring asylum seekers’ limited access to land-border ports of entry in the month after the Title 42 policy’s termination.
Last updated May 17, 2023. Download a PDF packet of infographics at bit.ly/wola_border_infographics.
A complaint to the DHS Civil Rights and Civil Liberties office about Border Patrol’s practice of penning asylum seekers between layers of the border wall south of San DIego for days before processing them.
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.
The Biden administration’s draft rule proposing limits on access to asylum after the end of the Title 42 pandemic policy. (Link at federalregister.gov)
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.
Takes stock of the Biden administration’s border and migration policies after two years, with a strong human rights critique.
Lays out arguments against the Biden administration’s proposed asylum transit ban, comparing it to a similar measure pursued by the Trump administration.
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.