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.
Migration is likely to increase again at the border. But through inexpensive, low-drama strategies, the U.S. government can manage it in an orderly, humane way.
A quick review of the crisis that has been created at the border, and how to resolve it.
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.
An interview with El Paso-based asylum lawyer Taylor Levy.
A public comment submitted on the CDC rule shutting the border to asylum seekers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
An interview about the asylum process, and how the Trump administration has eviscerated it, with Aaron Reichlin-Melnick of the American Immigration Council.
An analysis by me, in English and Spanish, of how the Trump administration’s coronavirus measures have not only put its whole immigration agenda in place, but are also threatening to spread the virus.
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 with Joanna Williams, Director of Education and Advocacy at the Kino Border Initiative in Nogales, Arizona/Sonora.
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.
Graphing out data on apprehensions and demographics of migrants to spot trends.
An interview with Savitri Arvey of the University of California at San Diego’s U.S.-Mexico Center, co-author of a series of updates on “metering” along the border.