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COVID's Hidden Toll
How the COVID crisis has hit vulnerable immigrants and undocumented workers.
July 21, 2020
As President Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Continues, 4 Documentaries to Watch
FRONTLINE has been chronicling Trump’s harsh stance on immigration — and how it has served as a winning political strategy — from the beginning.
April 22, 2020
‘Send Help’: Inside CBP’s Multi-Year Staffing Struggle
For years, more Border Patrol agents have left their jobs than Customs and Border Protection (CBP), its parent agency, was able to replace. The agency only recently turned the corner, following pressure by the administration to hire thousands more people.
January 7, 2020
“The Most Horrible Thing I’ve Ever Done”: A Border Patrol Officer Who Separated Families Speaks Out
Wesley Farris, a high-ranking officer with El Paso’s Border Patrol Union, describes what it was like to separate migrant children from their parents in a FRONTLINE documentary: “You can’t help but see your own kids.”
January 7, 2020
Exclusive: A Child Held at Border Patrol’s Troubled Clint Facility Shares Her Story
Nine-year-old Dariana says there were no adults taking care of her — only cameras — and that she was only allowed outside for about 15 minutes a day.
January 6, 2020
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Targeting El Paso
How El Paso became the Trump administration’s immigration policy testing ground and then the target of a white supremacist.
January 7, 2020
Inside a Shelter Holding Detained Migrant Kids
It’s run by a for-profit company whose leadership includes former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
November 12, 2019
U.S. Held a Record Number of Migrant Kids in Custody This Year
New government data shows an unprecedented 69,550 migrant children were held in U.S. government custody over the past year.
November 12, 2019
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Kids Caught in the Crackdown
FRONTLINE and The Associated Press investigate the mass confinement of migrant children.
November 12, 2019
Last Man Standing: The Immigration Insurgent Who Survived the Trump White House
More than a decade before he would shape critical White House immigration policy, Stephen Miller was a university firebrand.
October 22, 2019