Excerpt from investigative journalist Marcela Turati’s book about the 2010 San Fernando migrant massacre and the power of organized crime in Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Finds that 2022 was the deadliest year on record for migrants in the Americas, with nearly half happening at the U.S.-Mexico border.
A column notes that Texas state authorities’ abuse of migrants happens in a context of larger national border policies that inflict suffering in order to “deter” migrants.
A response to the March 27, 2023 tragedy in a migrant detention facility in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
“Includes statistical data on a total of 151 deaths, which occurred during FY 2021, including 55 in-custody deaths, 53 reportable CBP-involved deaths, and 43 additional deaths that Appropriations staff requested OPR to review.” (Original link)
Narrates what is known about deaths in the agencies’ custody during fiscal 2021, including five cases of deaths in CBP custody. (Original link)
Lists 100 Mexican nationals killed, and 555 injured, while crossing from the Tijuana area to the San Diego area 2020-2022. (Original link)
Articles and analyses from “frontline leaders and organizers with direct experience, both in theory and practice, of migrant human rights.”
Explores the humanitarian impact of U.S. border law enforcement agencies’ adoption of sophisticated technologies to deter migrants.
The Texas tragedy highlighted a worsening trend of migrant deaths along the border, which result in large part from “prevention through deterrence” policies and Title 42.
A troubling record of the Jesuit Refugee Services’ work seeing to find or identify more than 1,200 missing migrants in Mexico since 2007.
The congressional oversight agency finds that Border Patrol has failed to collect, record, or report to Congress data about migrant deaths at the border. (Link at gao.gov)
Finds that border policies, more than climate conditions, are responsible for the sharp rise in migrant deaths in southern Arizona’s deserts.
Maps some of the mostly short-hop maritime routes that migrants have been taking to avoid land-based interdiction efforts between Central America, Mexico, and the U.S.-Mexico border.
An interview with the creators of a documentary about the plague of migrant deaths in ranchland around a Border Patrol checkpoint in south Texas.
Explains new CBP guidelines for reporting deaths of migrants, both in custody and otherwise. Migrant remains found by CBP are now considered “not reportable.” (Link at cbp.gov)
An analysis of numeric trends and demographic characteristics of the remains of at least 3,356 border crossers recovered in Arizona between 1990 and 2020.
A report, required by Congress, on steps taken to reduce the hundreds of migrants who die of dehydration, exposure, and other causes each year on U.S. soil. (Link at dhs.gov)
A conversation with Eduardo Canales of the South Texas Human Rights Center, about his organization’s fight to stop migrant deaths and to identify remains.