Bordering on Insecurity

Throughout 2016, The Texas Tribune took a deep look at the issues of border security and immigration, topics never far from the headlines — or the presidential trail. The Tribune reported on the reality and rhetoric around issues like the removal of undocumented criminal offenders, the stemming of government corruption and the conditions many immigrants are fleeing to seek sanctuary in the U.S. 

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Migrants fleeing Central America endure long journey north

After crossing the Suchiate River into Mexico, migrants fleeing Central America depend on shelters and kindness as they head toward the United States. The Texas Tribune traveled to Mexico to chronicle their journeys. This story is part of our Bordering on Insecurity series.

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 Graphic by Cameron County Sheriff's Office

Focus Shifts to Border Patrol Agent's Brother

New disclosures in the capital murder case involving a U.S. Border Patrol agent point to the central role allegedly played by the agent's younger brother, described in court papers as a Gulf Cartel “commander.”

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