Skip to main content
Broken Border

Analysis: U.S.-Mexico border detention efforts aren’t good enough, according to the government itself

A steady stream of critical and detailed reports about the federal government's handling of migrants and children at the U.S.-Mexico border paint a vivid picture of what's going on. The source? The Office of Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security.

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.

 More in this series 

Texans need truth. Help us report it.

Yes, I'll donate today

Explore related story topics

Immigration Border