Segments in this Video

Mass Shooting (02:33)


In August 2019, Patrick Crusius murders 22 people at a Walmart on the U.S./Mexico border. He posts a manifesto online shortly before the attack.

Targeted Killing (06:14)

Governor Abbott gives a press conference about the El Paso shooting; Rep. Veronica Escobar recognizes it as a hate crime. Residents pay respects at a memorial. Hear President Donald Trump's remarks on immigration; Ken Cuccinelli discounts any connection with the shooting. (Credits)

El Paso, Texas (03:22)

The city has seen a surge in migrant crossings. Mayor Dee Margo denies Trump's claim that the border wall has made the city safer. Cynthia Pompa expresses frustration with administrative decisions.

Zero Tolerance (05:05)

El Paso, Texas is a laboratory for immigration enforcement. Border Patrol criminally prosecutes families, separating children from their parents. In May 2018, the Trump Administration makes the program national; nationwide protests lead to policy change.

Migrant Caravan (06:48)

Thousands begin making their way to the U.S./Mexico border. Trump warns they will be denied and declares a national emergency; the United Constitutional Patriots live streams encounters. Experts reflect on U.S. law and rhetoric leading to militia emergence.

Border Crisis (06:02)

By May 2019, El Paso Border Patrol sees an over 800% increase in migrant apprehension and holding facilities are overcrowded. Advocates say Trump policies worsen the situation. Chief Aaron Hull begins holding new arrivals under a bridge.

Migrant Protection Protocols (06:45)

The Department of Homeland Security tests a program aimed at preventing detention overcrowding. Casa del Migrante is the largest migrant shelter in Juarez, Mexico. Pregnant women talk to an immigration advocate; 4% of migrants obtain an attorney.

Clint Border Patrol Station (08:04)

The facility houses migrant children not eligible for the MPP program. Monitors visit the facility in June 2019 and find poor conditions. They go to the media before bringing their finding to the House Oversight Committee.

Unaccompanied Minor (06:27)

Dariana, a 9-year-old girl, discusses conditions at Clint and Cayuga. Congress approves an emergency border spending package. Trump visits El Paso after the Walmart shooting; demonstrators clash with Trump supporters.

Credits: Targeting El Paso (01:02)

Credits: Targeting El Paso

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FRONTLINE examines how El Paso became Trump's immigration testing ground, and then the target of a white supremacist. Through interviews with border patrol agents, militias, local advocates, and migrants, this is the inside story from the epicenter of the border crisis.

Length: 54 minutes

Item#: BVL206162

Copyright date: ©2020

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