Last updated February 10, 2024. Download a PDF packet of infographics at bit.ly/wola_border_infographics.
A 273-page research report about migration trends, policies, and human rights in Mexico in 2021 and 2022.
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.
The grim situation of migrants stuck in Mexico’s southern-border city of Tapachula.
A report from Tapachula, near the Mexico-Guatemala border, where stranded migrants face hunger, discrimination, and insecurity.
A discussion of Latin America’s historic current levels of migration, commitments made at the Summit of the Americas, and what WOLA staff have seen during recent fieldwork at the U.S.-Mexico and Mexico-Guatemala borders.
A field report on abuses of migrant rights in Mexico’s southern-border city of Tapachula, focusing on the asylum-seeking migrant population stranded there.
The Mexican government’s human rights ombusdman reports on the human rights aspects of attempts to form migrant caravans in 2021. (Link at cndh.org.mx)
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.
Mexico is increasingly becoming the final destination for Central Americans fleeing misrule by increasingly authoritarian governments.
A multimedia presentation recounts the route that a Cuban asylum seeker took through Panama’s dangerous Darién Gap jungles, and on through Central America and Mexico.
Profiles Honduran migrants who have decided to settle in the relative safety of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico after seeing their efforts to reach the United States blocked.
Outlines 10 ways in which U.S. and Mexican migration policies are doing harm to women.
A memoir of a migrant caravan whose members walked from Tapachula to Mexico City in late 2021.
A discussion with Mexico-based experts about the state of Mexico’s asylum system and its increasingly militarized migration enforcement.
A fact sheet summarizing U.S. and Mexican government policies that are blocking and expelling protection-seeking migrants.
A discussion of Mexico’s crackdown on migration, its asylum system, and the role of U.S. policy.
An explanation of Mexico’s growing asylum system, obstacles to protection in Mexico, and how the United States can help.
Amid increasing arrivals of migrants at the border, an explanation of trends and recommendations for next steps.