THE TEENS PLAYING BORDER PATROL

On any given Saturday in the the small border town of Nogales, Arizona these teens train to be the agents they’ve seen since childhood patrolling in their neighborhoods.

MIGRANT CARAVAN TRAVELS THROUGH MEXICO

Puebla City was one of the last group stops of the migrant caravan making its way north through Mexico. Most of the migrants are from Honduras and El Salvador. The annual caravan held around Easter caught the attention of US President Donald Trump, who ordered National Guard troops to the country’s southern border.

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Deported US veterans in Mexico

Serving in the United States military as a foreigner doesn’t guarantee your right to stay in the US. In the last decade, the country has deported hundreds of thousands of foreigners with criminal records. Some of those deportees happen to be US military veterans, who enlisted as green card holders.

On a rugged street in Tijuana, Baja California, a support house helps veterans deported to Mexico get back on their feet.

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US-born children move south

As Mexican parents are deported from the United States, or self deport in fear, their US-born children often return with them. It’s estimated that some 54,000 American children now live in Mexico’s northern state of Baja California, where the school system has seen a rise in enrollment of US citizens in 2017.

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Asylum seekers flee the US for Canada

Following tips they’ve seen on Facebook and fearing deportation, many asylum seekers are fleeing the United States for Canada. They’re ending up at an unofficial crossing at the end of a street in upstate New York, where they are arrested and processed by Canadian border guards. August 2017 saw an uptick in illegal border crossers.

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Migrant Deaths in South Texas

The average number of migrant deaths in Texas remains constant, with Brooks County experiencing the highest number, despite not being on the border. Overwhelmed by the casualties, the county also struggles to identify the deceased migrants.

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Haitians in Tijuana, 2016-2017

In May 2016, Haitians started arriving in the border city of Tijuana, Baja California, México. Most had traveled by foot and bus through 10 countries from Brazil, where they were living and working after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. They arrived to Tijuana in hopes of seeking asylum in the United States. For some, the journey cost them their life savings.

Thousands successfully entered the country, seeking refuge in cities like Miami and New York. Others were deported back to their home country. A couple hundred have chosen to stay in Tijuana.