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Broken Border

At a crowded Mexican shelter, migrants wait months to claim asylum. Some opt to cross the river instead.

The Senda de Vida shelter in Reynosa is over capacity, filled with migrants and refugees from around the world. U.S. officials will only let a handful at a time cross the border.

Vanessa Ramos Chavez rests in a tent at Senda de Vida migrant shelter in Reynosa, Tamaulipas. She arrived to the shelter from El Salvador with her baby, Anderson Josue. The pair have been at the shelter for over a month. June 29, 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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