Skip to main content
Families Divided

Migrant mom makes difficult choice: Move farther from son for better chance at asylum

Claudia says she was one of several migrant women moved from an Austin-area detention facility to be closer to their children in South Texas. But Claudia wants to return to Central Texas, hundreds of miles from her 7-year-old son, where her lawyer thinks she has a better shot at being granted asylum.

Claudia and Kevin, separated since late May, and the exterior of the Port Isabel Detention Center.

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.

 More in this series 

The Tribune's reporting for this project is supported by the Pulitzer Center.

Quality journalism doesn't come free

Yes, I'll donate today