Notes from an early May visit to San Diego and Tijuana as the border prepares for a possible lifting of the Title 42 pandemic restriction on asylum.
An investigation of the human toll of Title 42 expulsions on migrants in San Diego and Tijuana.
Explores the double-standard between nationalities at the Tijuana-San Diego border: Ukrainians are being admitted at ports of entry, but all other nationalities have Title 42 applied to them.
Over a dozen U.S. Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton, California have been court-martialed for smuggling undocumented migrants beginning in 2019.
Finds little wrongdoing on the part of Border Patrol after a Guatemalan government gave birth unattended, with her pants on, while in custody awaiting processing. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)
Examines two incidents of cross-border use of tear gas and other crowd control measures during the arrival of a “migrant caravan” in Tijuana, and finds only minor wrongdoing. (Link at oig.dhs.gov)
Includes numerous disturbing and explicit examples of Border Patrol agents’ verbal abuse of migrants, including children and asylum seekers, during their time in custody in the agency’s San Diego sector.
A complaint filed with the DHS Inspector-General about a February 2020 incident in which a Guatemalan woman gave birth unattended, in her pants, while awaiting processing in a San Diego Sector Border Patrol station. (Link at documentcloud.org)