The situation on the Southwest border continues to worsen as monthly border apprehensions now exceed 80,000. As the border apprehension numbers continue to climb, the government struggles to accommodate the growing demand of people requesting asylum. This project examines who is actually arriving at the border and looks at how Border Patrol agents are dealing with the growing influx of migrants.
Everyone knows about the border wall, but little about the surveillance technology placed at the Southwest border, which some deem to be the most important component of U.S. border security.
Camila DeChalus talked about her recent piece on what’s happening to asylum-seekers when they reach the U.S.-Mexico border.
Refugees from around the world — not just Central America — are caught up in the crisis at the southern border.
As Trump tries to push for stricter immigration policies, this story examines how the expansion of the Remain in Mexico policy is creating more problems at the southern border.