Juan Sanchez built his career fighting for migrant children. Later, he made millions off them.
Juan Sanchez was once hailed as a champion for social justice. Then his network of shelters started taking in children split from their relatives.
Dolly Lucio Sevier evaluated dozens of sick children at a facility in South Texas. She found evidence of infection, malnutrition, and psychological trauma.
A “cowboy priest” confronts the wall and the military presence on the banks of the Rio Grande.
At the U.S.-Mexico border, a priest tries to save his chapel, which is in the direct path of the proposed border wall.
A personal tragedy forces a narcotics officer to rethink his stance on the drug war.
Kevin Simmers locked up hundreds of drug users—including his own daughter—while the opioid epidemic raged. Now he wants 24-hour treatment on demand.
Immigrant children separated from their parents can spend months, even years, in American foster homes. There have even been rare cases in which state officials have authorized permanent adoptions without notifying deported parents.
A bonus video for Masthead members. And Jeremy Raff reflects on his documentary, The Separated.
U.S. border guards took a 6-year-old Honduran boy from his mother, and ultimately returned a deeply traumatized child.
An unflinching look at one family's experience being forcibly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Hundreds of immigrants in Columbus, Ohio face an ICE crackdown.
An upcoming Atlantic documentary follows a pro bono attorney on her quest to help a migrant mother get her son back.
After the immigrant detention center in Raymondville closed down, the local economy took a dive. Officials hope its reopening will bring an influx of cash and jobs.
Immigrants and lawyers say the agency is trying to “coerce or confuse” detainees into thinking deportation is the only way to get their kids back.
Children who experienced the “icebox” say they didn’t know if they would see their parents again.
Migrant children describe crossing the border and spending days in a detention center.
From behind bars, a father searches for one of the 2,000 kids still separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Families fleeing gang violence are stuck at a pedestrian bridge between the U.S. and Mexico. They’re hungry, exhausted, and scared for their lives.
Fleeing violence, a family faces the Trump administration's crackdown.