Last updated December 3, 2023. 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.
A field research update, with embedded video, based on conversations with asylum-seeking migrants, many of them Venezuelan, stranded in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.
WOLA staff discuss the latest trends in migration to the United States and the consequences of the U.S. focus on reducing the number of migrants arriving at the border.
The grim situation of migrants stuck in Mexico’s southern-border city of Tapachula.
Migrant women stranded in Mexico suffer untreated symptoms of psychological stress.
A report from Tapachula, near the Mexico-Guatemala border, where stranded migrants face hunger, discrimination, and insecurity.
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.
A multimedia microsite about the increasing use of military force to confront migration in Mexico, the United States, and elsewhere in the region.
Mexico is increasingly becoming the final destination for Central Americans fleeing misrule by increasingly authoritarian governments.
A detailed account of a Venezuelan woman’s journey across Mexico and to the United States with her young daughter.
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.
A brief report from fieldwork at the Texas-Mexico border finds that Title 42 has been a boon to the cartels that control much of daily life on the Mexican side of the border.
Documents examples of U.S. and Mexican personnel abusing and mistreating Haitian migrants during and after a large-scale September 2021 migration event in Del Rio, Texas.
CBP documents and situation reports reveal extreme steps the agency, along with Mexican authorities, took to block “migrant caravan” participants’ attempt to seek asylum in early 2019.
A photo essay from a WOLA staff visit to the Texas-Mexico border, from Del Rio to Brownsville including four Mexican border cities.
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.
Ana Raquel Minian of Stanford University contends that urging Mexico to serve as a bulwark against migration is a longstanding U.S. practice
A memoir of a migrant caravan whose members walked from Tapachula to Mexico City in late 2021.