A look at the 2018 and 2019 journeys of Central American migrants traveling in caravans through Mexico.
A consortium of journalists looked into the routes taken by migrants from outside Latin America. “We mapped the paths migrants take, the dangers they face, the political hurdles they have to clear, and the people who profit from trafficking in their hopes and dreams.”
Traces the journey through the Americas, into the United States and ultimately to Canada, of a Congolese journalist fleeing persecution.
A series of reports and multimedia presentations about the transit of migrants from other continents through Latin America en route to the United States.
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.
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.
- The ACLU of Texas files a civil rights lawsuit against the CBP agent responsible for the 2018 shooting death of 20-year-old Guatemalan woman Claudia Gómez González in Laredo, Texas. Gómez González was killed during a confrontation with border agents in a vacant lot after crossing the border with other migrants. The ACLU asserts that she was a victim of excessive violence and a civil rights violation.
An interview with El Paso-based asylum lawyer Taylor Levy.
- The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rules that the federal government cannot be held liable for the actions of CBP agent Esteban Manzanares, who abused, sexually assaulted, and buried alive three Honduran migrants who had crossed into Texas from Mexico in 2014. According to the court, Manzanares was not acting within his official CBP agent capacity when he assaulted the trio.
A look at the path that “extra-continental” U.S.-bound migrants take through coastal Colombia and Panama’s densely jungled Darién Gap, considered the most dangerous part of the entire journey.
The plight of migrants forced to wait in Mexican border towns for a chance to seek asylum on the U.S. side.
- CBP officer Esaul Bello pleads guilty to deprivation of rights under color of law for using unreasonable force and performing an unreasonable seizure during an inspection at the port of entry in Calexico. As part of his misdemeanor plea agreement, Bello resigned and gave up his security clearance. He is now awaiting sentencing, which could result in up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine.
- Doctors Without Borders releases a report indicating that in October alone, 75% of their patients in Nuevo Laredo who had returned under the Remain in Mexico policy had been kidnapped recently. Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan responds by claiming the information he received from U.S. and Mexican authorities did not align with Doctors Without Borders’ findings, and crime has not been as severe as the group claims.
A documentation of the effects that U.S. asylum restriction policies are having on migrants’ physical and mental health, based on 480 interviews and testimonies with migrants and asylum seekers.
Excerpts of interviews with migrants at a Doctors Without Borders facility who suffered extreme violence and torture.
“Key facts and figures on the devastating impact on asylum seekers and migrants after a year of the Trump Administration’s immoral and illegal Remain in Mexico policy.”
A memo reporting back from a field visit to El Paso and Ciudad Juárez.