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Families Divided

The government is putting up more tents to hold migrants, but will it be enough?

The facilities, in El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley city of Donna, are designed to house up to 500 asylum seekers each. But the Border Patrol is still apprehending thousands of migrants a week.

The new tent city at the Customs and Border Protection station in Northeast El Paso on Monday, April 29, 2019.

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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The new tent city at the Customs and Border Protection station in Northeast El Paso on Monday, April 29, 2019.

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