Last updated November 19, 2023. Download a PDF packet of infographics at bit.ly/wola_border_infographics.
A deep look at the April 2023 Border Patrol shooting of a man wielding a club, following a vehicle pursuit in New Mexico. Reveals that the man suffered from mental illness.
Visits to El Paso CBP holding facilities at a time of high migration found “compliance with standards such as segregating males, females, and juveniles; managing property; providing regularly scheduled meals and showers; and maintaining cleanliness of holding rooms” to be “inconsistent.” (link at oig.dhs.gov)
A situation report, mainly on conditions for asylum seekers, from El Paso and Ciudad Juárez.
A response to the March 27, 2023 tragedy in a migrant detention facility in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
The latest of a series of “abuse documentation” reports with troubling findings about the behavior of some U.S. border law enforcement personnel in the El Paso sector, especially CBP officers working at ports of entry.
Calls for reform of CBP’s vehicle pursuit policy after another in a long string of crashes, this one in New Mexico, kills two people.
A public defender in El Paso ran up against the Trump administration’s early rollout of its family separation policy.
ICE repeatedly rebuffed New Mexico state health officials’ offers to help control a worsening outbreak of COVID-19 at its Otero County Processing Center.
Tianna Spears, a diplomat assigned to the U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, recounts the difficulty she consistently experienced re-entering the United States, as an African-American person, through CBP’s ports of entry.
A look at El Paso and Ciudad Juárez a year after a gunman’s rampage at an El Paso Walmart.
An audio report and accompanying text, reported from the Rio Grande Valley, El Paso, and Mexico City, about the impact of the Trump administration’s virtual ending of the right to asylum at the border during the pandemic.
An interview with El Paso-based asylum lawyer Taylor Levy.
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.