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Broken Border

ICE’s chief called family detention "summer camp." Here’s what it looks like inside.

More than a year after he drew criticism for comparing family detention to a “summer camp,” the nation’s top immigration enforcer gave a tour of one of the facilities where families are held.

Dilley, TX August 23, 2019: Mothers and children eat lunch in the cafeteria located at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) South Texas Family Residential Facility outside Dilley. The 55 acre campus is currently home to about 900 mothers and children awaiting immigration hearings or deportation.

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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Dilley, TX August 23, 2019: Patriotic themesadorn the recreation center walls at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) South Texas Family Residential Facility's outside Dilley. The 55 acre campus is currently home to about 900 mothers and children awaiting immigration or deportation hearings.
Dilley, TX August 23, 2019: Childrenwork in the modest computer lab located at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) South Texas Family Residential Facility outside Dilley. The 55 acre campus is currently home to about 900 mothers and children awaiting immigration or deportation hearings.
Dilley, TX August 23, 2019: Migrant children from Central American play and attend school classes during the day at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) South Texas Family Residential Facility's outside Dilley. The 55 acre campus is currently home to about 900 mothers and children awaiting immigration or deportation hearings.
Dilley, TX  August 23, 2019: A nursery facility for immigrant children at the South Texas Family Residential Center outside Dilley where about 900 mothers and children await their asylum or deportation cases. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) allowed a media tour during a visit by Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence.
Dilley, TX August 23, 2019: Migrant children from Central American play and attend school classes during the day at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) South Texas Family Residential Facility's outside Dilley. The 55 acre campus is currently home to about 900 mothers and children awaiting immigration or deportation hearings.

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