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Broken Border

Analysis: The family separation crisis peaked more than a year ago. Conditions at the border are still terrible.

Last summer, public attention and outrage prompted the Trump administration to back off its zero-tolerance immigration policy. Attention waned, but the federal government's ineffective border policies have drawn the public eye once again.

Families outside a tent at a temporary migrant holding area set up by Customs and Border Protection under the Paso del Norte International Port of Entry between Juarez and El Paso, on March 27, 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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