Border

Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune

The Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy on illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border continues to raise questions about the fate of families currently being detained.


Cindy Cornett Seigle via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged five people for a fatal SUV crash Sunday in South Texas that killed five migrants who entered the country illegally.

The crash occurred while the driver was fleeing from Border Patrol in Dimmit County, about 50 miles north of Mexico.

David Martin Davies / TPR News

Immigrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border are subject to a new Trump administration policy which promises more severe prosecutions for unlawful entry.


Natalie Krebs

On Fronteras:

  • For one day each year, the borders are erased between Lajitas and Paso Lajitas, Mexico (0:15).
  • A recent graduate from the University of Texas at San Antonio shares her story of moving to San Antonio to escape war-torn Syria (6:55).
  • We go on a tour of San Antonio’s Westside. It’s one of the poorest parts of San Antonio, but it’s rich in culture (11:30).


Natalie Krebs

Every year in the tiny border town of Lajitas —  located about 300 miles east of El Paso — hundreds gather to celebrate, remember and protest the closing of the area’s border passage.

For decades, U.S. tourists and locals used to cross freely over the Rio Grande into Pasos Lajitas, Mexico. But that changed in May of 2002, when the federal government abruptly closed the informal passage. The small community Lajitas shared with its Mexican neighbor was cut in half.

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