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Broken Border

Trump administration will soon expand "remain in Mexico" policy for migrants to busiest part of the border

It started in California, on the western edge of the southern border. Now officials say the controversial “remain in Mexico” program, which sends asylum-seeking migrants back across the border to await their fate, could soon hit the other end: Brownsville.

A group of migrants wait at a small plaza near the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamualipas. The group is waiting to ask for asylum in the United States.

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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