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Broken Border

"We need to be prepared": The tough conversations immigrant families are having as deportation fears consume Houston communities

Although the president delayed an Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation targeting families with deportation orders, anxiety remains among the undocumented community of Houston.

Volunteers with the Workers Defense Project hand out know your rights flyers at the River Park Soccer League on June 23, 201…

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

Houston Campaign Manager Laura Perez-Boston at the offices of the Workers Defense Project on June 22, 2019.

"She will know what to do"

Indira Márquez-Robles, 19, is a beneficiary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and resides in Houston.
Leticia Quintanilla is undocumented and resides in Houston. Quintanilla states that she’s been more cautious about traveli…
Leticia Quintanilla is undocumented and resides in Houston. Quintanilla states that she’s been more cautious about traveli…

Pragmatism and preparation

Camila is an undocumented immigrant that resides in Houston. June 23, 2019.

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