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Broken Border

What do migrants experience when they request asylum at the Texas-Mexico border?

Asylum seekers can enter the U.S. legally by presenting themselves at ports of entry. But the immigration system is overwhelmed, and policy changes are adding to the confusion.

Migrants wait outside the Centro de Atención Integral para Migrantes (CAIM) on May 13, 2019, in Ciudad Juárez. Migrants go t…

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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Before crossing into the U.S.

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After crossing into the U.S.

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

Four options after leaving the processing facility

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