A lengthy memo explaining the reasoning behind the Biden administration’s decision to “re-terminate” the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy. (Link at dhs.gov)
Lays out concerns about tools used for “digital wall” surveillance, biometrics, and hacking and tracking of internet communications.
Calls on Congress to look more deeply into the operations of secretive Border Patrol teams whose purpose appears to be to exonerate agents alleged to have committed serious human rights abuses.
Finds that CBP recommended generally light disciplinary measures for personnel revealed in 2019 to have shared offensive and racist posts to a Facebook group. (Link at oversight.house.gov)
Details examples of human rights abuse by CBP personnel, reported by migrants to asylum officers and uncovered by a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.
The latest in a series of updates about the harms of the Title 42 expulsions policy.
The state of wall-building and funding, and options for the Biden administration to cease all construction and repair at least some of the damage.
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.
This compendium of recommendations includes an extensive “migration and border policy” section.
Even if a “wave” of migration happens in early 2021, the new Biden administration can handle it with minimal drama while phasing out the Trump administration’s harsh anti-asylum policies.
Recommendations to assist Mexico’s asylum system, reduce migrant detention in Mexico, and help Mexico make its approach to migration more rights-respecting.
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 policy-by-policy overview of what it would take for the Biden administration to undo the Trump administration’s hardline border and migration policies.
How Mexico can improve its asylum system and other provisions for a fast-rising number of protection-seeking migrants.
A public defender in El Paso ran up against the Trump administration’s early rollout of its family separation policy.
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.
A response to the Trump administration’s celebration of completing a 400th mile of border wall.
ICE deported back to Guatemala hundreds of people who tested positive for COVID-19.