Agent in uniform stands on bridge looking over green river

This is what the ‘zero-tolerance’ policy on the border means for people fleeing violence


A pregnant woman from Honduras and her young daughter broke away from a caravan and crossed the Rio Grande to get to the US. Had she done so just a few weeks later, she would have been arrested and separated from her child under a new DHS policy.

Three members of a caravan of migrants from Central America embrace and pray near the San Ysidro checkpoint after the first fellow migrants entered U.S. territory to seek asylum, at an improvised shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, on April 30, 2018.

How does seeking asylum work at the US border?

family sitting on steps in front of building

Why 80 asylum-seekers are marching to the US southern border, even though they’ll probably be turned away