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Broken Border

Near the border, a former camp for oilfield workers now holds hundreds of migrant children

The emergency shelter in Carrizo Springs has already drawn protests, but the company that runs it says it's providing a better environment for migrants than overcrowded Border Patrol facilities.

A group of mostly teenage migrants on the grounds of The Studios, a converted temporary shelter for migrant kids in Carrizo Springs on July 12, 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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