Families Divided

The Texas Tribune is pursuing ongoing coverage of the humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border — engaging in the resource-intensive journalism required to hold federal officials accountable for reuniting separated children with their immigrant parents.

More than a dozen Tribune reporters are deployed on the story, from South Texas to El Paso to Mexico to Washington, D.C. and beyond.

Through deep reporting, on-the-scene videos, stunning photography, and helpful interactive graphics, the Tribune team is telling human stories—embedding in shelters on both sides of the border—while also penetrating the government bureaucracies in charge. Close to 100 news organizations across the state and nation are running Tribune coverage free of charge, ensuring the story reaches millions of additional people.

Meet the Journalists: Texas Tribune Staff

After a new federal immigration policy led to hundreds of children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, The Texas Tribune opened a temporary South Texas bureau to investigate.

This Week: Family Divided at the Border

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