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Families Divided

The Trump administration is not keeping its promises to asylum seekers who come to ports of entry

As the humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border comes more into focus, Trump administration officials insist that there is a "right way" for families fleeing persecution to seek asylum in the United States: Come to an official port of entry. But such families are still finding themselves in a lot of trouble.

by Neena Satija, The Texas Tribune and Reveal
Javier Alejandro Vindel-Rodriguez on the Brownsville Express International Bridge, where U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents deterred asylum seekers like his family from crossing the border.

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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This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center.

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