July 29, 2021
Oliver Griffin, “Thousands Stuck in Colombia’s Caribbean Amid Migration Surge” (Reuters, Reuters, July 29, 2021).
Some 9,000 migrants are stranded in a Caribbean municipality in Colombia amid a surge of people passing through on their way to north America following the re-opening of international borders post-lockdown
Santiago Torrado, “Miles de Migrantes Haitianos Permanecen Varados en la Frontera Entre Colombia y Panama” (El Pais (Spain), July 29, 2021).
La llegada masiva de los últimos días ha provocado que cerca de 10.000 migrantes —en su mayoría haitianos, aunque también asiáticos y africanos—, permanezcan varados en sus playas y sus calles a la espera de su turno para salir en botes
“U.S. Strategy for Addressing the Root Causes of Migration in Central America” (The White House, July 29, 2021).
Effecting systemic change and achieving the desired end state of a democratic, prosperous, and safe region will require the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to govern in a transparent, professional and inclusive manner
Nicole Narea, “Biden Is Turning Back Haitian Migrants at Sea, Echoing a Shameful Chapter in Us History” (Vox, July 29, 2021).
Although it was always done under the pretense of protecting migrants from the very real dangers of that journey, it resulted in many Haitians being returned to certain peril
Gisela Salomon, Claudia Torrens, “Perseguidos en su Pais, Nicaraguenses Huyen de Nuevo a Eeuu” (Associated Press, Associated Press, July 29, 2021).
El porcentaje de aprobación de asilo para los nicaragüenses en el periodo de 12 meses que terminó el 30 de septiembre de 2020 fue del 36%, en comparación con el 26% de todas las nacionalidades
Stephen Gruber-Miller, “Kim Reynolds Says Sending Iowa State Troopers to Us-Mexico Border Was ‘the Right Thing to Do’” (The Des Moines Register, July 29, 2021).
A total of 28 troopers were deployed to the Del Rio area in southwest Texas for 14 days this month
Anna Giaritelli, “Republicans Debut Major Security Bill in Response to Worsening Border Crisis” (The Washington Examiner, July 29, 2021).
Republicans want to hold Democrats’ feet to the fire on the border, where nearly half of Border Patrol agents in hard-hit regions have been pulled from the field to care for people in custody
Dianne Solis, “Gov. Abbott Cracks Down on Migrant Transportation With a New Executive Order Citing Covid-19 Worries” (The Dallas Morning News, July 29, 2021).
The latest Abbott order appeared to be focused on legal and religious nonprofits that assist migrants with shelter as they make their ways to family away from the Texas border
Valerie Gonzalez, “Uncertainty Follows Governor’s Order to Pull Over Vehicles Transporting Migrants” (The Monitor, July 29, 2021).
Abbott’s order will mainly impact shelters like the respite center where volunteers drive migrants from the center to other overflow facilities, quarantine hotels, bus stations or airports
Sandra Sanchez, “Gov. Abbott Halts Non-Governmental Transport of Migrants ‘Who Pose a Risk of Carrying Covid-19’” (Border Report, July 29, 2021).
It remains unclear how CCRGV’s operations will be impacted by the governor’s order
Nick Miroff, “Along Mexico Border, Covid Spike and More Migrant Families Stall Plans to End Title 42 Expulsions” (The Washington Post, July 29, 2021).
The explosive spread of the delta variant in recent weeks, and a huge influx of Central American families crossing into the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, have recalibrated the Biden administration’s thinking
Michelle Hackman, Alicia A. Caldwell, “Restrictions for Migrant Families at U.S.-Mexico Border Won’t Be Lifted as Covid Cases Surge” (The Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2021).
The administration had been expected to exempt families from the border restrictions at the end of July
Jean Guerrero, “Column: How the Border Patrol Helped Cause the ‘Browning’ of America” (The Los Angeles Times, July 29, 2021).
Most Mexicans who came before border militarization never planned to stay — only to work
Camilo Montoya-Galvez, “Migrant Children in U.S. Tent Camp Faced Depression and Filthy Conditions, Whistleblowers Say” (CBS News, July 29, 2021).
Two civil servants in the federal government who volunteered to work at the tent site said distraught migrant children, including some with suicidal thoughts, were referred to staff who were not qualified
Hamed Aleaziz, Adolfo Flores, “Detained Immigrant Children Didn’t Have Adequate Masks During a Covid Outbreak, Whistleblowers Allege” (BuzzFeed, July 29, 2021).
This is the second whistleblower complaint about conditions for unaccompanied immigrant children at the Fort Bliss shelter in less than a month