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.
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.
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.
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.
A look at the severe impact of COVID-19 on the Texas borderlands, especially on asylum seekers.
In June 2019, under heavy U.S. pressure, Mexico deployed its new National Guard to stop migrants, while agreeing to a vastly expanded “Remain in Mexico” program. A year later, the result has been disastrous.
A two-part audio series looks at the impact of the Trump administration’s crackdown on asylum, reporting from Ciudad Juárez and Tapachula.
A photo-filled report from the Mexican border city of Matamoros, where thousands of mostly Central American asylum-seekers are stranded by “Remain in Mexico” and the COVID-19 border closure.
This report “shares the testimonies of people who are facing the real and often heart breaking consequences of U.S. asylum policies,” especially “Remain in Mexico.”
A current overview of how the Trump administration’s COVID-19 response, including blanket expulsions of asylum-seeking Mexicans and Central Americans, including unaccompanied children, is worsening the humanitarian situation along the border.
An interview with El Paso-based asylum lawyer Taylor Levy.
An interview about the asylum process, and how the Trump administration has eviscerated it, with Aaron Reichlin-Melnick of the American Immigration Council.
An interview with Joanna Williams, Director of Education and Advocacy at the Kino Border Initiative in Nogales, Arizona/Sonora.
A memo about the Trump administration’s sending of an additional 160 military personnel to the border, in response to a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that threatened to halt the “Remain in Mexico” program.
Explains the various policies, rule changes, and programs that the Trump administration has used to eliminate the legal right to seek asylum at the border.
The plight of migrants forced to wait in Mexican border towns for a chance to seek asylum on the U.S. side.
Health investigators find that “Remain in Mexico” subjects “children and families to crowded, unsanitary, insecure conditions with inadequate protection from infectious diseases.”