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Broken Border

Lawyer: Inside an immigrant detention center in South Texas, "basic hygiene just doesn't exist"

The attorney said running water is so bad that mothers save any bottled water they can to mix baby formula. The stories she heard from people in the shelter echo tales at other facilities, where people say conditions are substandard.

U.S. Border Patrol and McAllen police guard outside the immigrant detention center known as "Ursula" on June 23, 2018.

Broken Border

A surge of migrants arriving at the Texas-Mexico border has pushed the country's immigration system to the breaking point as new policies aimed at both undocumented immigrants and legal asylum seekers have contributed to a humanitarian crisis. The Texas Tribune is maintaining its in-depth reporting on this national issue.

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