The 11 candidates at CNN's Republican debate on Wednesday clashed over immigration and the issue of building a wall on the US-Mexico border. But a year ago, we spoke to some people living closest to the border who say it's time to consider options outside of longer fences and increased patrols.
Remember that movie with Tom Hanks when he was trapped in an airport without proper documentation? For tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants, they’re not trapped in an airport, they’re confined within a small swath of land in southeast Texas along the Mexican border.
Over the past year, the US Border Patrol has apprehended tens of thousands of Central American children crossing the US-Mexico border alone. So why are kids from Nicaragua, the region’s poorest country, staying at home?
The World's Jason Margolis got a rare tour of the detention facilities in McAllen, Texas, that houses unaccompanied migrant children and families from Central America. There's been a recent surge of such migrants this year, stretching the border's immigration centers to the limit.