2021 was a Dangerous Year for Migrants, Percent of Immigrants in the US Declines, ICE’s Digital Surveillance Under Fire, and more.

Table of Contents

  1. 2021: A Dangerous Year for Migrants
  2. Manchin Pulls the Plug on Build Back Better
  3. ICE’s Digital Surveillance Practices Come Under Fire
  4. Court Tells ICE to End Collateral Arrests
  5. Percent of Immigrants in the US Declines
  6. Number of Immigrants Monitored by ICE’s Alternatives to Detention Program Continues to Grow
  7. Newsletter Slowdown until January

[1] 2021: A Dangerous Year for Migrants

More migrants went missing or died in North American in 2021 than in any year since 2014. This is according to new data from the Missing Migrants Project, a project of the International Organization for Migration (OIM) that tracks migration. In absolute numbers, more migrants died or went missing between 2014 and 2021 in the Mediterranean and North Africa. But North America ranked third overall, making up 7 percent of all migrants reported missing or dead. The OIM identifies 45,589 migrants who have been lost or died since 2014. The Missing Migrants Project produced a recent report on the Latin America to North America route available here.

Read the rest of this post at my new Substack newsletter here: https://austinkocher.substack.com/p/2021-was-a-dangerous-year-for-migrants

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Austin Kocher, PhD

Austin Kocher, PhD

I study America’s immigration enforcement system. Assistant Professor at TRAC. Graduate of OSU Geography. Online at austinkocher.com.