Few of the promises made to her family and community were kept. And Jakelin’s father has given up on the American Dream.
One of America’s premier Mexico experts discusses how Mexico’s populist president is changing relations between Texas and our neighbor to the south.
Volunteers from across Texas, the U.S., and abroad have been making the trek to the border to help immigrants trapped in legal limbo.
Chad Wolf was in the Rio Grande Valley last week for a border wall photo-op, but over a meal of cordon bleu he heard from businesspeople about economic woes.
Environmentalists worry the wall could worsen flooding and violate an international treaty.
Crews have built a small section of steel fencing in Hidalgo County. Is it all for show?
A government agency finds human rights abuses, and a five-year high for abuses by Border Patrol agents.
A pair of Mexico City’s best-known chefs team up to host benefit dinners that shine a light on all that unites this binational community.
Veronica Escobar, the first Latina to represent El Paso in Congress, isn’t afraid of playing the Washington game—as long as it means the Texas borderlands get the respect they deserve.
Activists are concerned that the Trump administration will circumvent congressional prohibitions against building a barrier through the South Texas preserve.
Frustrated by the perception of the border as a lawless land, two native sons embarked on a 1,200-mile journey to capture, through a series of images and letters, the region’s untold stories.
A secret Facebook group full of racist memes includes the head of Border Patrol, Elizabeth Warren promises sweeping reform, and the acting head of Homeland Security contradicts the agency's own watchdog.
As the Trump administration ratchets up its dehumanization of migrants, we Americans stand to lose our moral center.
The city of San Antonio is doing its best to help migrants from Africa figure out what comes after their harrowing journeys.
The acting Border Patrol chief steps down as migrant children go without soap or toothpaste and bodies are found along the Rio Grande.
Immigration officials have resumed the much-criticized practice of keeping people outdoors for weeks to relieve dangerous overcrowding.
Recent headlines find detained migrants stripped of English classes, recreation, and vital medicine.
After Josefina De León’s daughter went missing in the Mexican State of Tamaulipas in 2012, she was determined to find her. Seven years later, she hasn’t given up.
A new exhibit at UT-El Paso displays works by young people held last year at the immigration detention center.
At hearings in El Paso, asylum seekers forced to stay in Juarez told of violence and fear.
Fernando A. Flores’s debut novel, ’Tears of the Trufflepig,’ is an exhilarating borderland dystopia.
In Texas Monthly writer-at-large Oscar Cásares’s forthcoming novel, a retired high school teacher in Brownsville is reluctantly pulled into the world of human trafficking.
On the U.S.-Mexico border, the world-renowned cellist emphasized the arts' ability to help us understand each other and "build bridges, not walls."
Whether I lived in Chicago, Germany, or Dallas, I came to recognize one thing: it’s impossible to leave the borderlands behind.
"We believe we have a path to [winning] ... if the Democrats choose a far-left person who is espousing socialistic policies."
The outspoken congressman left a promising career in the CIA and became a rising Republican star. But his political balancing act is dicier than ever.
Because after Trump crowed about the city’s wall, Fox News announced a ”Battle for the Border” town hall—in a city 144 miles from Mexico.
The well-known humanitarian says community leaders weren't even represented in what turned out to be a scripted event touting Trump's plans.
The civil rights group filed a complaint one day after the Border Patrol postponed an Election Day "crowd control" exercise.
Spoiler: The answer is yes.
Told through vignettes, 'Retablos,' a memoir by playwright Octavio Solis, depicts the myths and realities of a childhood along the border.
The U.S. Border Patrol and the governor of Tamaulipas are looking for a few good anonymous tips—and hoping it doesn't all backfire.
Randy Kennedy on the Texas locales that helped shape his debut novel.
While the nonprofit's shelters are generally well regarded among immigration advocates, the wealth of violations is alarming.
Dr. Marsha Griffin, co-chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics special interest group on immigrant health, tells us what she's seen and what separation traumas could mean in the long term for immigrant children.
Lawmakers, faith leaders, and others have largely spoken out against Jeff Sessions’s zero-tolerance policy.
By telling his own story, the widely admired Dallas Morning News reporter reveals how Mexican Americans have changed the United States—and how the United States has changed Mexican Americans.
The film captures the lives of three student-athletes in El Paso and the dual nature of the U.S.–Mexico border.
A small-town sheriff took on his president and his governor and learned that facts can get in the way of a good political narrative.
Despite some earlier claims, it appears that Rogelio Martinez was not the victim of an attack.
Domésticas Unidas is leading the charge against the sanctuary city bill in San Antonio.
We talked to the professor who has spent his life researching undocumented youth.
Alonso Guillen died an American hero—even if many didn’t think of him as an American.
ICE and CBP’s decision to continue activities during the hurricane have advocates worried for undocumented immigrants.
A small Texas border town defies a crackdown on immigration.
Two books from Texas authors chronicle the investigation of a Zeta commander who laundered millions of dollars in drug profits through the intense world of American quarter-horse racing.
Can the National Butterfly Center in Mission stop the government from building a wall across its land?
The numbers behind our May issue.
Our editor-in-chief on the making of the May 2017 issue.
The border cities of Tamaulipas brace themselves for the wave of deportees Donald Trump has promised to send their way.