Traditionally, for-profit jailers have drawn bipartisan support. But Trump, the sector’s ostensible savior, has made the industry a lightning rod.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The administration uses emergency exceptions to break government rules for detaining migrant minors. What happens when that becomes the norm?
Crystal City, Texas, was home to the nation’s largest detention camp during World War II. Now a camp for migrant teens has opened just a few miles away.
Refugees stranded across the border from Brownsville endure interminable delays, leading some — like the father and daughter who drowned last Sunday — to brave the Rio Grande.
Amid a spike in asylum-seekers from India, a 6-year-old girl named Gurupreet Kaur died in the desert. We must do better on behalf of every migrant child.
The border wall is more expensive than you think.
In the floodplain of the Rio Grande, Trump's wall threatens to inundate communities on both sides of the border.
The Laredo congressman publicly opposes the border wall, but keeps voting to fund it in his own district. Is he a savvy compromiser, or is he compromised?
As you might have guessed, the U.S.-Mexico border wall is not very hard to get around.