DISORDERLY AND INHUMANE: Biden Administration Continues to Expel Asylum Seekers to Danger While U.S. Border Communities Stand Ready to Welcome
Hope Border Institute & Human Rights First | 2021
"This report highlights the devastating impact...
July 1, 2021 letter to HHS, CDC
"We are writing to follow up again on our January 28 letter to Dr. Walensky to urge the CDC to rescind in its entirety the order issued under Title 42 in March 2020 and repeatedly extended since, that continues to...
Stef W. Kight, Axios, June 20, 2021
"The White House is considering ending — as early as July 31 — the use of a Trump-era public health order that's let U.S. border officials quickly turn back migrant families to Mexico, Axios has...
Join top border journalists Jude Joffe-Block and Terry Greene Sterling as they discuss their new book, Driving While Brown: Sheriff Joe Arpaio versus the Latino Resistance . The book chronicles former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's unprecedented...
Every year around this time I remind readers: "In 1997, U.S. Marines patrolling the Texas-Mexican border as part of the war on drugs shot and killed Esequiel Hernández, Jr. Mistaken for a drug runner, the 18 year old was, in fact, a U.S. citizen...
Dara Lind, May 14, 2021
"Taylor Levy couldn’t understand why she’d been held for hours by Customs and Border Protection officials when crossing back into El Paso, Texas, after getting dinner with friends in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in...
TRAC, May 11, 2021
"As of the end of April 2021, a total of 8,387 individuals formerly forced to remain in Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) have been able to enter the United States since President Biden ended this Trump-era...
Prof. Peter Margulies, Apr. 19, 2021
"President Biden has a border problem. The U.S. is seeing a deeply troubling increase both in total unaccompanied children (UACs) and in very young UACs—children as young as six or seven years old. The...
ABA, Apr. 1, 2021
"Five legal experts will explain the latest influx of unaccompanied migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border in a webinar April 9 hosted by the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration .
The free program, which starts...
Muzaffar Chishti and Sarah Pierce, MPI Policy Beat, Apr. 1, 2021
"President Joe Biden’s administration is facing a burgeoning crisis as projected record-breaking numbers of foreign-born children arrive at the U.S. southern border seeking...
Jorge Cancino, Univision, Mar. 29, 2021
""The term 'border crisis' is overblown and overly simplistic," says Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration practice at Cornell University School of Law , New York. "In general...
HIAS, Mar. 26, 2021
"What is the status of human rights at the border? Who is able to seek safety in our country, and who is being turned away from seeking asylum? What do the statistics at the border look like in context? HIAS' border experts...
Tired of media spin, sensationalism and outright lying about the border? Here are three reputable sources:
1. A March 23, 2021 Fact Sheet from the American Immigration Council.
2. A link to the audio from a March 23, 2021 expert roundtable from the...
Real Needs, Not Fictitious Crises Account for the Situation at US-Mexico Border - Donald Kerwin, Center for Migration Studies, Mar. 17, 2021
"The number of unaccompanied children and asylum-seekers crossing the US-Mexico border in search of protection...
Veteran border journalist Marc Cooper lays out the truth here . And here , from 2006. (My own 2006 observations are here . Still fresh as a daisy.)