A squalid tent camp on the border is the result of President Trump’s unprecedented limits on asylum. Some people have waited in filthy conditions for more than a year to obtain refuge in the United States.
Caitlin Dickerson1/During the debate you heard that asylum seekers are living in a refugee camp on America's doorstep for the 1st time in history. Some have been there more than 1yr with no formal school for kids. Safety & sanitation are deteriorating. Photos by @IlanaPL
A new report shows hundreds of cases in which migrant children were taken from their families, and their parents, who were deported, cannot be located.
Caitlin DickersonPart of why the parents of 545 separated kids are "unreachable" is bc the gov't didn't originally disclose the separations, then fought for months against sharing any more info. By the time details came out under court order, 2 years had passed for some.
Immigrants detained at an ICE-contracted center in Georgia said they had invasive gynecology procedures that they later learned might have been unnecessary.
Caitlin DickersonNEW: Medical records suggest that immigrant women detained in Georgia underwent invasive gynecological surgeries unnecessarily. And emails show that referrals to the doctor performing them continued despite years of complaints. With @SethFW and @mirjordan
A new documentary peers inside the secretive world of immigration enforcement. The filmmakers faced demands to delete scenes and delay broadcast until after the election.
Caitlin DickersonNEW: Two filmmakers gained unprecedented access to the immigration officials carrying out Trump's hardline agenda. Then, they say they were threatened, told to delete scenes that made officers look bad and delay publication under after the election.
In the Rio Grande Valley, poverty and chronic illness are aggravating the coronavirus outbreak. Ambulances stack up outside emergency rooms, where patients wait for beds.
Caitlin DickersonNEW: List the illnesses that lead to severe Covid-19 complications and you will have described much of South Texas. I embedded in a hopsital and witnessed both new life and death at close range. The region is overwhelmed and there's no relief in sight.
Dr. Lorna Breen was unflappable — until she faced a new enemy.
Caitlin DickersonIn reporting on the coronavirus outbreak in South Texas this week, I have seen example after example of why this tragic story is so essential to understanding the full toll of the virus, including on healthcare workers.
As the coronavirus prevents people from going back to work and pay their rent, evictions have begun, often targeting vulnerable people such as unauthorized immigrants.
Caitlin DickersonMy latest story, discovered and photographed by @rcjonesphoto, is about the many vulnerable renters who have already been forced out of their homes because of the pandemic. A lot are immigrants without legal status.
Blocks from where George Floyd drew his last breaths, residents have vowed to avoid the police to protect people of color. The commitment is hard to keep.
Caitlin DickersonA lot of white Americans say they plan to rely less - or not at all - on the police after watching George Floyd's killing on video. I wrote about an uber liberal neighborhood where that commitment is already being challenged.
Businesses ranging from national chain stores to neighborhood pizza shops have been damaged in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Stunned store owners were still assessing their losses.
Caitlin Dickerson“I can make some money again,” said Kester Wubben, whose business may not survive damage it suffered over the weekend of unrest. "But you can’t start George Floyd’s life back over. It’s ended.” My story about business owners reacting the demonstrations.