McKeone in McAllen

McKeone in McAllen
Migrants detained by US Border Patrol agents are held in a jail at the Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas

As the world looks on in outrage, US correspondent Marion McKeone reports from the Texan border, where the immigration processing scandal paints America in its darkest light

McAllen is a thriving Texas border town about seven miles from the wretched border crossing hamlet of Hidalgo. It is, for the most part, comfortably bi-cultural – even if it is deeply divided on how best to approach the thorny issue of immigration control.

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