As the Homeland Security Department completes its 2020 fiscal year, a walk through some of the prominent findings from the year-end data.
Details ICE’s practice of holding migrant families and children under contractors’ custody in border-town hotels before expelling them under measures put in place due to COVID-19.
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.
An overview of the dangers and illegality of the Trump administration’s quick expulsions of asylum seekers during the COVID-19 border closure.
A memo explaining how, even in a public health emergency, U.S. border authorities c0uld be attending to asylum seekers and unaccompanied children instead of expelling them.
A brief making a legal argument against the Centers for Disease Control Rule and Order closing the border to asylum seekers on public health grounds.
Four coronavirus “hotspots” that the Trump administration’s border and migration policies risk creating.
An interview about the asylum process, and how the Trump administration has eviscerated it, with Aaron Reichlin-Melnick of the American Immigration Council.
A statement from numerous organizations expressing alarm at the expulsions of protection-seeking migrants at the border resulting from the Trump administration’s COVID-19 response.
Some of what the Trump administration is implementing at the border risks worsening the COVID-19 pandemic at home and exporting it to other countries.
An interview about the devastating impact of the Trump border policies in the time of coronavirus, with Daniella Burgi-Palomino at the Latin America Working Group.
WOLA warns against some serious risks of the Trump administration’s newly imposed regime of quarantine “expulsions” at the border.