The English version of my report from Dilley, Texas has been published on The Americas Program. The original piece forms part of the En el Camino project of the Red de Periodistas de a Pie with support from Open Society Foundations.
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Arriving in Dilley, Texas, hotels and rental trailers seem to outnumber houses. The hotels and trailer parks fill up with the workers in Dilley’s two industries: fracking and private prisons.
Dilley is home to a state prison and, since March 2015, the South Texas Family Residential Center, the largest family immigration detention center in the country. The women and children detained there have fled from Central America, South America, and as far away as Syria.
Read the complete piece here.