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Hurricane Hanna rolls in near the Hampton Inn where migrants were being held.
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The Trump administration announced this week that it will not expel migrant children and parents who were being held at the Hampton Inn Hotel and Suites in McAllen.

A migrant camp as seen in Matamoros, Mexico on March 17, 2020
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The first confirmed case of COVID-19 has been reported at a migrant camp in Matamoros, Mexico. More than 2,000 men, women and children have been living there waiting for their immigration court cases to unfold in the U.S. under the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico policy.

Honduran asylum seeker Malek Gaitan, 8, studies words in English at the migrant camp where he lives in Matamoros.
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Dr. Dairon Elisondo Rojas is walking around a new 20-bed tented hospital at the south end of a migrant camp in Matamoros, Mexico.

The outside of a MPP court facility in Brownsville is guarded with barbed wire.
Reynaldo Leaños Jr. | Texas Public Radio

Christina Brown is an immigration attorney in Denver, but also represents people on the southern border who are in the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico program, which requires migrants to wait in Mexico while their court cases unfold in U.S. immigration court.

An encampment a few yards away from the Rio Grande where more than 2,000 people who are seeking asylum in the U.S. live is seen in Matamoros, Mexico on Wed. Jan. 29, 2020.
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Charlene D’Cruz pulled 30 cents out of her pocket and asked her clients if they’ll need it to get across a turnstile at the Gateway International Bridge that connects Brownsville to Matamoros.


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Thomas Cartwright ran along a chain link fence outside the runway at the Brownsville South Padre International Airport. He was trying to catch a glimpse of buses loading migrants onto a plane.

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For the past 18 days, a group of more than a dozen protesters have demonstrated outside a big white tent on the banks of the Rio Grande in Brownsville.