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Beyond the Wall: Tools and Resources

Get facts, graphics, and social media shareables on key migration and border security issues.

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The Trump administration’s immigration and border security policies will impact the lives of thousands of people in the United States and abroad. These policies represent a fundamental threat to human rights, international law, and U.S. democratic values.

Building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border would be divisive, ineffective, and costly. Download the WOLA Border Wall factsheet and social media toolkit to fight misinformation and stop Trump’s border wall.

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In September 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allowed nearly 800,000 young migrants who were brought to the United States as children to stay in the country. After putting their trust in the government, these “Dreamers” now face an uncertain future as Congress decides their fate.

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In 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reported that the U.S.-Mexico border was more secure than ever. The Trump administration’s recent border security proposals—including building a border wall and hiring 5,000 new Border Patrol agents—are unnecessary and wasteful.

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President Trump and members of his administration have repeatedly spread misinformation about migration. These myths stigmatize migrant communities in the United States and should not be used as a justification for enacting draconian immigration policies.

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Migrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras—known as the the Northern Triangle in Central America—continue to flee violence and insecurity, and seek protection in the United States.

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Under President Trump, arrests of undocumented immigrants in the interior of the United States increased by 40 percent in 2017. During his first month in office, President Trump issued an executive order calling for a 10,000-person increase in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) force and an additional $4.4 billion for detention and removal efforts. By empowering this force, the Trump administration is putting in motion policies that would increase detentions and deportations, and tear families apart.  

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The Trump administration has frequently argued that the increase in the number of families and children fleeing violence in their countries of origin and seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border is a result of “loopholes” in U.S. immigration laws. This is a distortion of the reasons why an increased numbers of families and children are seeking protection in the United States, and is not an accurate characterization of the U.S. asylum process.

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