"The Texas Tribune is crowdfunding our border coverage, and we need your help" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.
In the last month, The Texas Tribune has gone above and beyond to bring you the stories of migrant parents forcibly separated from their children. We've dispatched reporters, photographers and videographers to document the impact of federal immigration policies on thousands of families on both sides of the border.
Our journalists have spoken with asylum-seekers stranded with ankle monitors as they await their fate, fact-checked claims by administration and border officials, and met immigrant detainees who told us they were offered reunification in exchange for voluntary deportation.
We’ve stepped up this coverage because our mission to engage and inform Texans on politics and policy includes holding public officials accountable for those policies. And we’re not done yet.
As public attention fades, The Texas Tribune is staying the course. We’re moving two full-time reporters to the Rio Grande Valley to establish a second border bureau dedicated to covering this crisis, and we need your help.
We’re aiming to raise $35,000 by July 31 to help staff this bureau for the next three months. Your donation will cover the housing, travel, photography, videography, translation and data analysis we need to keep this accountability coverage going. Even more reason to give: The John and Florence Newman Foundation has generously agreed to donate another $15,000 in matching funds when we hit our $35,000 goal!
Help us shine a bright light on the families crossing or stranded at our border, the near-failed states from which they’ve come, the private prison and foster care companies profiting from their detention and the giant smuggling ecosystem that keeps supplying workers and drugs to the American marketplace.
Do you value this journalism? We hope you’ll show us today by helping us meet our $35,000 crowdfunding goal.
Every little bit goes a long way toward ensuring we have the resources to stay on this story.