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Families Divided

Chaos at the Texas-Mexico border: Scenes from Tornillo to the Rio Grande Valley

The Tribune is at the border with reporters, photographers and videographers as we follow this fast-moving story. Here are scenes from the hectic weekend.

Genesis waits with her brother Jose as her mother gets bus tickets in McAllen on June 23, 2018. Her family was camped out ...

Families Divided

The Trump administration's “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which led to the separation of children from adults who crossed the border illegally, has fueled a national outcry. Sign up for our ongoing coverage. Send story ideas to tips@texastribune.org.

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From the Tornillo Point of Entry south of El Paso to the Rio Grande Valley hundreds of miles away, this weekend was a blur as uncertainty around the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy sparked more questions than answers. Our reporters, photographers and videographers have been on the ground. Here is some of what they saw.

Friday, June 22

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn hold a press conference at the Weslaco Border Patrol station on Friday, June 22, 2018....

McAllen, Texas USA June 22, 2018:  About 25 immigrant mothers and their children caught coming across the Texas-Mexico bor...

Saturday, June 23

A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer on the international bridge between Brownsville and Matamoros, Mexico on June 23,...
Washington Moreira Batista, 17, waits on the Brownsville/Gateway International Bridge with his father, Jose Moreira Nunez,...

Left to right: U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, and U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-...
Left to right: U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, and U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-...

Religious leaders gather for a rally at a McAllen Border Patrol station on June 23, 2018. Protesters blocked a government ...
A Dallas minister holds a Bible as U.S. Border Patrol and McAllen police guard an immigrant detention center in McAllen on...

Immigrants, many wearing ankle monitors, are dropped off at the McAllen Central Station, where they are they are given bus...
Families who have received bus tickets and insructions are taken to the Catholic Charity shelter in downtown McAllen, on S...
Jose and his sister, Genesis, smile and play at the McAllen Central Station. The Hernandez family waited for days on the B...

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