Border security

Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) speaks about Republicans’ abandoning the bipartisan border deal during the Senate Democrats’ press conference in the US Capitol on Tuesday, February 6, 2024.

The Democrats’ Hard-Right Turn on Immigration Is a Disaster In Every Way The Democrats’ Hard-Right Turn on Immigration Is a Disaster In Every Way

It’s amoral. It’s desperate. It’s politically reckless. It’s wrong no matter how you look at it.

Feb 8, 2024 / Adam Johnson

11 Arguments for Open Borders

11 Arguments for Open Borders 11 Arguments for Open Borders

A world not divided by militarized borders would help form a world where sustainability and justice take precedence over extraction and exploitation.

Feb 5, 2024 / John Washington

US-Mexico Border

The Techno Dystopia Flourishing at the Border The Techno Dystopia Flourishing at the Border

Seeing the phaseout of Title 42 through the lens of a growing border-industrial complex.

Jun 13, 2023 / Todd Miller

Venezuelan asylum seeker Jehan Carlo Ramirez carries his daughter across the Rio Grande into Brownsville, Texas.

The Supreme Court Orders Title 42 to Remain in Place—but Biden Can Still Act The Supreme Court Orders Title 42 to Remain in Place—but Biden Can Still Act

The president has failed asylum seekers—and jeopardized our commitment to justice—by refusing to implement safe and welcoming processes.  

Dec 28, 2022 / Olivia M. Peña and Jennifer Nagda

Governor Greg Abbott speaking with former President Donald Trump during a June 2021 tour of the US-Mexico border wall.

Exclusive: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Used Covid Aid to Pay for a Border Wall Exclusive: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Used Covid Aid to Pay for a Border Wall

Texas steered $1 billion in federal pandemic dollars to Operation Lone Star, which was used to hire thousands of guards, expand the wall, and bus migrants out of state.

Oct 6, 2022 / Barbara Koeppel

Haitian migrants reaching out of a boat

Recent Migrant Deaths Highlight the Danger of Deterrence Recent Migrant Deaths Highlight the Danger of Deterrence

Deterrence is a failed strategy for reducing migration—while driving up the number of migrants who die trying to come to the United States.

Aug 17, 2022 / Gaby Del Valle

Masked children, led by a nun, play with beach balls and balloons while adults watch.

How Fox News Distorts the Truth About Asylum How Fox News Distorts the Truth About Asylum

The right-wing media and politicians show zero sympathy for the refugees at our border.

Jun 6, 2022 / James North

Under Biden, the Border Wall Is More Powerful Than Ever

Under Biden, the Border Wall Is More Powerful Than Ever Under Biden, the Border Wall Is More Powerful Than Ever

Officials continue to promote a border-wall system that’s increasingly profitable—and more than ever like something out of a science-fiction movie.

May 11, 2022 / Todd Miller

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When the Trump Administration Discussed Sending Troops to the Border When the Trump Administration Discussed Sending Troops to the Border

Last year, immigration policy adviser Stephen Miller proposed sending a quarter of a million troops to the US-Mexico border to completely seal it off from would-be migrants.

Oct 22, 2021 / Sasha Abramsky

Rio Grande Border Agents

America’s Long History of Mistreating Haitian Migrants America’s Long History of Mistreating Haitian Migrants

Recent images of Border Patrol agents chasing down Haitians have sparked outrage, but the US has been rounding up, detaining, and deporting asylum seekers from Haiti for decades.

Oct 12, 2021 / Column / Ibrahim Hirsi

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