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 .
Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact, Mar 8, 2022
"In just under two years, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has carried out over 1.5 million rapid “expulsions” of asylum seekers and migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border...
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...
Muzaffar Chishti, Doris M. Meissner, Foreign Affairs, November 23, 2021
"President Joe Biden campaigned on an unabashedly pro-immigration platform, in stark contrast to the approach of his predecessor. Delivering on his promises, however, has proved...
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,...
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...
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...
Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 16 / Wednesday, January 27, 2021 / Presidential Documents
Proclamation 10142 of January 20, 2021
"... I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution...
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.