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.
A lengthy transition period has given Mexicans a preview of how the fiery leftist leader will run his six-year term.
East of San Diego, California: In 2013, Border Patrol Agent Jacopo Bruni looks south over a border fence in the mountains.
Twenty-four hours in rattlesnake country.
The policy doesn't work when migrants are fleeing for their lives.
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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.
Interviews with numerous former employees at facilities run by Southwest Key network, the largest licensed shelter provider for immigrant children caught crossing the border.
Customs and Border Protection agents are running out of space to shelter the hundreds of migrant children who have been separated from their parents at the United States border as part of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy.
Pro-migrant caravan demonstrators rally on the Mexican side of the border wall on April 29th, 2018, in San Diego, California.
On how politics and fear, rather than the day-to-day risks and realities of life at the U.S.-Mexico border, have historically shaped border policies.
Customs and Border Protection will now sift through those vendors’ proposals.