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Broken Border

Joaquin Castro said he ignored requests to relinquish his phone to record video of detained migrants at border facility

"People have to speak up and they have to take action," Castro said of his decision to release footage of women detained in an El Paso border facility. "This was about shining a light on what's going on."

From left: U.S. Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. and Veronica Escobar, D-El Paso, speak to reporters in Clint on July 1, 2019, after touring two Border patrol stations following reports of migrants kept in inadequate conditions.

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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