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Broken Border

In a Mexican border city, Trump’s plan to discourage migrants appears to be working as some give up on asylum

The controversial "remain in Mexico" plan is becoming one of the Trump administration’s most successful strategies for keeping migrants from gaining entry into the U.S. Just ask the migrants released into cartel-weary Nuevo Laredo this week. Many are headed home.

A group of migrants walk across International Bridge Two into Mexico from the United States. The group requested asylum in 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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The Tribune's reporting for this project is supported by the Pulitzer Center.

A group of migrants board a bus towards Monterrey at an immigration checkpoint in Nuevo Laredo. The group requested asylum i…
A group of migrants walk across Internation Bridge Two into Mexico from the United States. The group requested asylum in the…
A group of migrants raise their hands after Texas Tribune reporter Jay Root asked how many planned on returning to Central A…

New U.S. policies wear down migrants

A group of migrants are processed at an immigration checkpoint in Nuevo Laredo. The group requested asylum in the United Sta…
Migrants arrive in Nuevo Laredo after being returned by Customs and Border Protection. The group requested asylum in the Uni…
Geovanys Garcia, a Cuban migrant, sits in the courtyard of an apartment complex in Nuevo Laredo on July 23, 2019. Garcia fea…

Escaping a kidnapping, then going home

A Honduran migrant holds his daughters’ hand at an immigration checkpoint in Nuevo Laredo. The pair requested asylum in the …

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