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Broken Border

At a Mexican safe house, migrants risk violence as they wait in the shadows

A couple in Ciudad Juárez has opened their home to shelter Central American migrants hoping to obtain asylum in the U.S. And the migrants risk their safety every time they leave the house.

A young man from Honduras who goes by "Alexander" at a house on the outskirts of Ciudad Juárez, where he has been living sin…

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.

A young man from Honduras who goes by "Alexander" holds his passport and Mexican documents in his room at the house he has b…
Immigration lawyer Eduardo Beckett sits next to his client, Bertha, as he speaks to Elena, in Ciudad Juarez on July 19, 2019…
Bertha, left, cries as she says goodbye to Elena before walking to the international bridge to try to get an interview with …
A dejected Bertha of Honduras looks back at her immigration lawyer Eduardo Beckett at the top of the international bridge af…

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