Catalogues more than 400 administrative changes to the U.S. border security and immigration regime during the Trump administration, and what it might take to undo them.
Laying out the strong case against the Trump administration’s proposed July 9, 2020 rule that would make permanent restrictions on asylum first implemented as a COVID-19 response.
Published by Latin America Working Group Education Fund, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Oxfam America, Climate Refugees, Church World Service, and Washington Office on Latin America on July 29, 2020.
“Highlights ways the United States can restore and advance protections for migrants and refugees and use principled diplomacy to stand with civil society forces for change.”
An overview of key measures in the House of Representatives’ version of the 2021 DHS appropriation, including cutting border wall spending, defunding “Remain in Mexico,” reducing ICE detention, and others.
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.
The Commission finds admissible the case of Anastasio Hernandez, a Mexican citizen who was violently beaten and tasered to death by CBP agents on May 31, 2010.
A report from Laredo, Texas, where the Trump administration’s plan to build a tall wall along the city’s riverfront is broadly and deeply unpopular.
As Arizona coronavirus cases soar, the state’s extensive border wall system was irrelevant to stopping its spread.
Details the human rights impact of the third-country transit ban that the Trump administration imposed in July 2019 and a federal court struck down on June 30, 2020.
Finds serious fault with CBP’s handling of the health of children in custody and its use of funds designated by Congress for humanitarian purposes. (Link at gao.gov)
The House appropriators’ narrative report accompanying the 2021 bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. (Link at appropriations.house.gov)
Finds major, basic shortcomings in CBP’s planning and purchasing as it built Donald Trump’s border wall.
An epidemiological model of COVID-19 in ICE detention centers finds that “by day 60 of the simulation—corresponding to May 15, 2020—the estimated number of cumulative COVID-19 cases would be 15 times higher than the number of cases ICE reported.”
A consortium of journalists looked into the routes taken by migrants from outside Latin America. “We mapped the paths migrants take, the dangers they face, the political hurdles they have to clear, and the people who profit from trafficking in their hopes and dreams.”
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.