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 discussion with Mexico-based experts about the state of Mexico’s asylum system and its increasingly militarized migration enforcement.
An interview with the creators of a documentary about the plague of migrant deaths in ranchland around a Border Patrol checkpoint in south Texas.
Following fieldwork at the border, an interview with former WOLA director Joy Olson about the Biden administration’s policy trajectory.
A discussion of Mexico’s crackdown on migration, its asylum system, and the role of U.S. policy.
A panoramic view of the new Biden administration’s proposed changes to border and migration policies, and the challenges they face in the near term.
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.
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.
Interviews with Sarah Sanchez and Isabel Ribe, two advocates at the Santa Fe Dreamers Project working with detained migrants; and with Dr. Tracy Green, a Brandeis University professor and Dana Gold, senior counsel with the Government Accountability Project.
An interview with El Paso-based asylum lawyer Taylor Levy.
An interview about the asylum process, and how the Trump administration has eviscerated it, with Aaron Reichlin-Melnick of the American Immigration Council.
An interview with Joanna Williams, Director of Education and Advocacy at the Kino Border Initiative in Nogales, Arizona/Sonora.
An interview about the devastating impact of the Trump border policies in the time of coronavirus, with Daniella Burgi-Palomino at the Latin America Working Group.
An interview with Savitri Arvey of the University of California at San Diego’s U.S.-Mexico Center, co-author of a series of updates on “metering” along the border.
WOLA experts discuss current challenges the region faces from ineffective migration policies and protection of migrant rights and what might be done to change the situation.
A conversation with WOLA’s Adam Isacson during a mid-January visit to El Paso and Ciudad Juárez.