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.
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.
Migrants in limbo have hope for change if Donald Trump loses the election, but walking back many of the Trump administration’s anti-asylum policies will be difficult.
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.
How the pandemic and the Trump administration’s crackdown on asylum are being experienced in southern Arizona.
A summary of recent experience with border security and migration, with a long list of recommendations.
A “deep dive” into the U.S. asylum system and what has been done to it during the Trump years.
Over 3,000 unaccompanied children have been summarily expelled back to Mexico or Central America, with no way even to track what’s happened to them. Some first spend days in hotels guarded by unlicensed contractors.
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.”