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Broken Border

Homeland Security report: Tensions rising in overcrowded migrant detention facilities

The Homeland Security Department's Office of Inspector General visited five Border Patrol facilities in South Texas last month and found "dangerous overcrowding and prolonged detention of children and adults."

An image from the Office of Inspector General report illustrating overcrowding at the Border Patrol's Weslaco Station on June 11, 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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This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center.

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