Last updated September 3, 2023. Download a PDF packet of infographics at bit.ly/wola_border_infographics.
Reproduces documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, indicating that the Army Corps of Engineers used “a narrow emergency exemption” to resume some border wall construction after President Biden called a halt to wall-building in 2021.
A photo essay from a WOLA staff visit to the Texas-Mexico border, from Del Rio to Brownsville including four Mexican border cities.
A report on a July 2021 visit to holding facilities of Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley sector in South Texas. (link at oig.dhs.gov)
A look at the harms that border wall construction has inflicted in south Texas.
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.
An investigation of the section of privately built border wall in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley, paid for by an organization whose management is now under indictment for fraud.
Some Mexican families are among the hundreds of mostly Central Americans awaiting their turn to seek asylum on the U.S. side of the border in Matamoros, Mexico.
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.
A section of private border wall on the banks of the Rio Grande in south Texas, built by a pro-Trump company with donated funds, is threatened by erosion.