A story citing many migrants and aid workers finds medium-term shelter among the most acute needs for the nearly 10,000 migrants whom Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has bused to Washington, DC since March.
The Texas state government’s controversial border security deployment.
Venezuelan migrants without U.S. support connections are living in shelters after boarding buses to Washington, DC funded by Texas’s Republican governor.
An extensive narrative of how the U.S. government came to carry out the Trump administration’s family separation policy, by investigative reporter Caitlin Dickerson.
“Patriots for America,” a conservative Christian militia, is intercepting migrant children in mid-Texas while Border Patrol and local authorities look on.
An alarming story of far-right activists waiting by the borderline in Arizona and intercepting unaccompanied migrant children.
An explainer about Title 42, the public health measure used since March 2020 to expel migrants without even the chance to ask for protection in the United States.
Finds seven examples in which Texas’s state government has been less-than-forthcoming, to say the least, about the results of Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) state border crackdown.
Examines whether the Department of Homeland Security will be ready to process an increased arrival of asylum-seeking migrants after the likely lifting of the Title 42 pandemic expulsion policy.
A thorough account of the Biden administration’s infighting around border and migration policy, with the President reportedly demanding in March 2021, “Who do I need to fire to fix this?”
“Patriots for America,” a heavily armed far-right militia group, has been patrolling the border with the support, or at least the toleration, of authorities in Kinney County, Texas.
A thorough takedown of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R)’s “Operation Lone Star,” in which state police arrested over 7,200 migrants, often on “trespassing” charges, in seven months.
A multimedia essay about the waves of migration that have marked the history of Mexico’s southern border-zone city of Tapachula.
Profiles Central American children who arrived at the border unaccompanied and are now trying to adjust to life and school in Montgomery County, in suburban Washington, DC.
“In the year since President Biden halted border wall construction,” the Post reports, “his administration has been developing plans to put its own stamp on Trump’s pet project, principally by remediating some of the environmental destruction.”
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.
Arizona’s Republican attorney general requests a legal opinion on whether the state has been “invaded” by hostile non-state actors, which in his view would justify the state defending itself with its militia (the Arizona National Guard). (Link at azag.gov)
Profiles Andrea Flores, one of several immigration reform advocates who have left the Biden administration after being outmaneuvered by more political, centrist officials.
Finds that CBP improperly targeted U.S. advocates whom the agency believed had some involvement with 2018-19 migrant caravans through Mexico. (link at oig.dhs.gov)
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.
Taking stock of the region’s “new normal” of heavy migration flows, and the administrative and policy shifts that the Biden administration—and governments and international organizations regionwide—must undergo.