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Broken Border

As El Paso closes emergency migrant shelters, Mexico scrambles to add space on the border

The Mexican government has converted a former factory into a shelter that could potentially house thousands of migrants. But in El Paso, a number of churches have closed their emergency shelters as the number of migrants has dropped.

Aerial view of the new migrant shelter built by the Mexican government in Ciudad Juárez, on Thursday, August 1, 2019.

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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