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Broken Border

Expansion of "remain in Mexico" policy brings tension, fear to border cities

In less than two months, the number of migrants sent to Ciudad Juárez under the program has swelled from 2,800 to 7,600. Human rights groups and a former Mexican government official say migrants aren't safe in the border city.

A group of women in their room at El Buen Pastor migrant shelter, on Monday, May 13, 2019, in Ciudad Juárez.

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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