In the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, border crossings have increased in recent months. They reached a 21-year high in July, with 212,672 encounters reported by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
In crowded shelters and on the streets of small border towns, Texas Tribune reporter Lauren Santucci meets with asylum seekers and listens to community leaders who are at the forefront of what has become a heated battle. policy between Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the Biden administration. . But the rhetoric does not always match the reality of the terrain.
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