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Marooned in Matamoros

Fleeing gang violence in El Salvador, Nancy and her children sought asylum in the United States. Instead, they found themselves stuck in a Mexican border camp—and the U.S. immigration system. In a two-part feature for Post Reports, Arelis R. Hernández and Ted Muldoon explore what Nancy’s story reveals about the real-world impact of the Trump Administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy.
  • Jul 22, 2021
  • Post Reports

Marooned in Matamoros, Part 2

Fleeing gang violence in El Salvador, Nancy sought asylum in the U.S. Instead, she got stuck in a Mexican border camp. In this two-part series, we explore what Nancy's ordeal reveals about the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy.
  • Jul 22, 2021
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Marooned in Matamoros, Part 1

Fleeing gang violence in El Salvador, Nancy sought asylum in the U.S. Instead, she got stuck in a Mexican border camp. In this two-part series, we explore what Nancy's ordeal reveals about the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy.
  • Jul 22, 2021
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Texas governor puts $250 million down payment on a border wall

Greg Abbott says his state will step up where the federal government has not, but leaders wonder how it is all going to work.
  • Jun 16, 2021

Trump to visit Texas border at Gov. Greg Abbott’s invitation

Trump is seizing on President Biden’s struggles at the border to step up his political activities ahead of the midterm elections.
  • Jun 15, 2021

Fewer migrant families being expelled at border under Title 42, but critics still push for its end

Others say lifting the order expelling most migrants would result in a ‘rush’ on the border.
  • Jun 13, 2021

Texas bill to ban teaching of critical race theory puts teachers on front lines of culture war over how history is taught

Educators fear the legislation would hinder efforts to talk more honestly about American history and race.
  • Jun 2, 2021

Texas’s population boom should be a boon to Democrats. But Republicans are reaping the gains.

Redistricting by the Republican-controlled legislature could help flip the House back to the GOP.
  • May 10, 2021

DHS Secretary Mayorkas visits border to tout progress in processing migrant children

The secretary did not signal an end to the controversial public health order expelling thousands of migrants, however.
  • May 7, 2021

In South Texas, frustration with high-speed chases, increased crime exacerbates political tensions

In a rural town near a checkpoint, local residents are angry about downed ranch fences and stolen vehicles.
  • May 4, 2021
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