'Come and See Me—My Grave Is Open': Finding Life After Deportation in Nogales, Sonora
Panchito Olachea crossed the border into the U.S. at 16, and was deported at 48. He's now building a community of deportees who, like him, won't try to cross back.
What Would Closing the Border Mean for the Thousands of American Citizens Who Cross It Each Day for Work?
If President Donald Trump were to close the border, these people's daily lives (and in many cases, their livelihoods), would be deeply affected.
ICE Libera por lo Menos 15 de los 17 Bebés Detenidos en Dilley, Texas
La medida se produce cinco días después que las organizaciones legales presentaran una queja ante el gobierno por un "aumento alarmante" en la detención de inmigrantes menores de un año.
Viewfinder: With a Border Bridge Closed, People Cross the Táchira River on Foot to Get Out of Venezuela
People cross through the low waters of the Táchira River after the closure of a border bridge on February 27th, 2019, in Cúcuta, Colombia.
Residents Fear the Return of an Ireland–U.K. Border (in Photos)
Questions remain over what will happen at the border after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.
Viewfinder: Humanitarian Aid Arrives at the Venezuela–Colombia Border
Trucks loaded with humanitarian aid for Venezuela arrive in Cucuta, Colombia, a city on the Venezuelan border, on February 7th, 2018.
Viewfinder: Installing a Fence to Keep Wild Boar Out of Denmark
A worker installs a portion of a fence along the Danish border with Germany that is meant to stop wild boar from entering Denmark, on January 31st, 2019, near Tonder, Denmark.
A Tent City in Tornillo, Texas, Housed Thousands of Migrant Children. Now It's Almost Gone.
Due to Trump administration policies, upwards of 6,000 children were held at the Texas facility over its lifetime. It was the largest migrant child shelter in the country.
Field Notes: Canteens Found Along the U.S.-Mexico Border
Ajo, Arizona: Heavy-duty, non-biodegradable canteens—occasionally insulated with clothing or blankets to prevent chafing—scatter the desert in the Tucson sector of the United States border with Mexico.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador Brings an Aggressive Approach to the Presidency
A lengthy transition period has given Mexicans a preview of how the fiery leftist leader will run his six-year term.
Field Notes: Looking Over the Border Fence Outside San Diego, California
East of San Diego, California: In 2013, Border Patrol Agent Jacopo Bruni looks south over a border fence in the mountains.
Why Migrants Are Often Dissatisfied With Their Coyotes
In a recent study, the behavior most strongly linked to a negative recommendation was abandonment.
Letter From Campo, California: Hiking the Route Border-Crossers Take From Mexico Into the U.S.
Twenty-four hours in rattlesnake country.
The Caravan of Honduran Migrants Reveals the Failures of Deterrent Immigration Policy
The policy doesn't work when migrants are fleeing for their lives.
Dispatches: Five Essential Reads From the Past Week
A collection of some of our most important and timely stories, from a look at the major fires burning across California to a dispatch from Arizona in an especially deadly year for those attempting to cross the border.
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Following Trump's Immigration Crackdown, Migrants Are Taking More Dangerous Routes Into the U.S.
The president continues to mold his anti-immigrant rhetoric into the most restrictive American border policy to date. Experts and advocates worry this double-down on deterrence will make 2018 an especially deadly year for migrants in search of refuge.
Inside a Housing Facility for Undocumented Children
Interviews with numerous former employees at facilities run by Southwest Key network, the largest licensed shelter provider for immigrant children caught crossing the border.