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Broken Border

Texas lawmaker files bill to allow donations of diapers, other goods to migrant kids in Border Patrol facilities

A bill filed Friday by U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, R-Austin, would allow Border Patrol to accept donations from those wanting to give to children at stations in Texas.

From left: Meagan O'Toole-Pitts, Mark Cortez, holding his son Oliver, Ashley Cortez and Austin Savage attempt to deliver diaper and toys to an immigrant detention center in Clint on June 24, 2019. The facility is currently housing an estimated 250 children.

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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