Last updated December 17, 2020. Download a PDF packet of infographics at bit.ly/wola_border.
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.
How Mexico can improve its asylum system and other provisions for a fast-rising number of protection-seeking migrants.
An El Salvadoran journalist documents the hardships suffered by African migrants at the Mexico-Guatemala border.
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.
The Mexican government’s collection of 2019 statistics on migrant apprehensions, deportations, deportations from the United States, and other data. (Link at segob.gob.mx)
A two-part audio series looks at the impact of the Trump administration’s crackdown on asylum, reporting from Ciudad Juárez and Tapachula.
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.”
Striking photos by Rubén Figueroa of migrants aboard La Bestia, the cargo train that traverses southeast Mexico, in late 2019.
A research-based letter expressing concern about migrants’ rights and health in Mexico in light of the coronavirus emergency.
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.
WOLA experts discuss current challenges the region faces from ineffective migration policies and protection of migrant rights and what might be done to change the situation.
A look at Mexico’s crackdown on migration through its territory, even as the number of Mexican asylum seekers coming to the United States rises.