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Broken Border

People want to donate diapers and toys to children at Border Patrol facilities in Texas. They’re being turned away.

A Border Patrol official told a state lawmaker that the agency doesn't accept donations for facilities where children are reportedly being held in substandard conditions.

From left: Meagan O'Toole-Pitts, Ashley Cortez, Oliver Cortez and his father Mark Cortez attempt to drop-off diapers and toy…

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.

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Seen is the U.S. Customs and Border Protection substation where young migrant children are being held, Sunday, June 23, 2019…

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