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Broken Border

Most migrants won’t qualify for U.S. asylum under new Trump policy

The policy, slated to take effect Tuesday, would also apply to unaccompanied children. The American Civil Liberties Union says it will challenge the policy in court.

Migrants cross the Usumacinta River between La Técnica, Guatemala, and Frontera Corozal, México, on Oct. 21. The Usumacinta River acts as a border between the two countries. There is no immigration inspection in either of the two borders in the area.

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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The Tribune's reporting for this project is supported by the Pulitzer Center.

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