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Broken Border

U.S. House passes $4.5 billion border aid bill amid mounting concern for detained migrant children

Every Texas Democrat voted in support of the the $4.5 billion humanitarian aid package, which includes provisions to help migrant children. U.S. Rep. Will Hurd was the only Texas Republican to buck his party and support the measure.

U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-El Paso, speaks to reporters after a House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on May 21, 2019.

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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