Terry Gross, Fresh Air, Aug. 11, 2022
" The Atlantic 's Caitlin Dickerson spent 18 months filing lawsuits for documents to put together the story of the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families at the border. "The...
Caitlin Dickerson, The Atlantic, August 2022
"... Trump-administration officials insisted for a whole year that family separations weren’t happening. Finally, in the spring of 2018, they announced the implementation of a separation policy...
Yael Schacher, May 26, 2022
"... Refugees International has received hundreds of requests for help and information from asylum seekers in both Reynosa and Piedras Negras who wanted to understand what would happen on May 23. It has been difficult...
Todd Miller, The Border Chronicle, Mar. 24, 2022
"In June 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a guide to determine the effectiveness and cost efficiency of the punishments meted out to unauthorized border-crossers. According to documents...
Human Rights First, Mar. 16, 2022
"For two years, the U.S. government has illegally blocked and expelled people seeking refuge at the southern U.S. border despite U.S. laws and treaties created to protect them. Since March 20, 2020 , the U.S. Department...
The 21-page, Mar. 11, 2022 CDC Order is here .
The CDC Media Statement is here .
Reporting by Camilo Montoya-Galvez is here .
Sneha Dey, Texas Tribune, Feb. 2, 2022
"A South Texas butterfly sanctuary has closed after it was the target of conspiracy theories that escalated into credible threats. The National Butterfly Center, along the U.S.-Mexico border in Mission, has...
Nicole Narea, Vox, Jan. 25, 2022
"President Joe Biden’s administration is defending two of his predecessor’s more inhumane immigration policies in court: pandemic-related border restrictions and family separations. The Department of...
Priscilla Alvarez, CNN, Dec. 7, 2021
"The Biden administration will return the land of a Texas family after seizing the property earlier this year for border wall construction, according to a Tuesday court filing. Since 2018, the Cavazos family...
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...
GAO Decision, June 15, 2021
"On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued a Proclamation terminating a previous declaration of national emergency concerning the southern border of the United States issued by President Trump. Among other things,...
OLC, Jan. 19, 2021 - Military Support for Customs and Border Protection Along the Southern Border Under the Posse Comitatus Act
"The Department of Defense’s proposed use of military personnel to provide limited assistance with respect to...
From the Migration Policy Institute, Nov. 9, 2020
Useful MPI resources:
A report cataloguing the more than 400 executive actions on immigration undertaken by the Trump administration, organized by topic and listing dates of actions.
CAIR Coalition, July 1, 2020
"On Tuesday, Judge Timothy Kelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down President Trump’s second asylum ban, ending a restrictive policy that had virtually halted asylum at the southern...
Sierra Club v. Trump
"We consider in this appeal challenges by the Sierra Club and the Southern Border Communities Coalition (“SBCC”)1 to the Department of Defense’s budgetary transfers to fund construction of the wall on the...