Trump Is Building Tent Courts Along The Border. Here's What They Look Like. | Visual Investigations

  • Published: 29 August 2019
  • Tent courthouses are the administration’s latest move in its “Remain in Mexico” policy, forcing asylum seekers to wait in one of Mexico’s most dangerous states until their hearings. We track the tents’ expansion through satellite imagery — and explain how they could make the asylum process even harder.

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Comments • 274

  • Miriam Perkins
    Miriam Perkins  3 days back

    It annoys me that this video has only got 32k views. But right wing media, hundreds of millions of views.

    What is wrong with our world?

    • Brian Donahue
      Brian Donahue  2 weeks back

      Take the good looking girls and the skilled everyone else s ett and them back

      • L
        L  2 weeks back

        They were given the chance but they would never come when they were told
        Don't feel sorry at all nothing but THIEVES and liars !

        • Don Tommasino
          Don Tommasino  2 weeks back


          • Stephen Bailey
            Stephen Bailey  2 weeks back

            We need 10,000 or more a day.

            • Deplorable
              Deplorable  4 weeks back

              Building more of the wall every day 😄

              • Janusha
                Janusha  4 weeks back

                Haha this is a farce. There are no lawyers, there are no judges, no nothing. This is just a quick way to mass-deny a lot of applicants without having to give them the "benefit" of a real court. A complete joke.

                • anthonymarcus48
                  anthonymarcus48  4 weeks back

         Sept. 13, 2019 USCIS to Welcome More Than 34,000 New Citizens in Celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
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                  • Artnicmar
                    Artnicmar  1 months back

                    If it wasn’t for the free welfare system they would never be here

                  • Soturian
                    Soturian  1 months back

                    Objection! Asylum claims, visa violations, and illegal immigration are civil offenses. That means there isn't really due process, but the worst thing the judge can do is bar one from reentry. No prison sentence, no jury, no right to a lawyer, and only a preponderance of evidence is needed.

                    • mrbobbilly
                      mrbobbilly  4 weeks back

                      Claiming asylum is not illegal you moron, why are they called refugees then

                  • Soturian
                    Soturian  1 months back

                    More tents, more judges. That goes a long way in clearing backlogs and overcrowding. Why present this as bad news?

                    • Janusha
                      Janusha  4 weeks back

                      uh.... If you dont understand these things, you should probably go somewhere else and talk about something you do understand. This is clearly not for you.

                    • Soturian
                      Soturian  4 weeks back

                      @Janusha are you trying to sound schizophrenic?

                    • Janusha
                      Janusha  4 weeks back

                      This is bad news because there are no judges, no lawyers. These applicans dont have their rights taken care of. They get no assistance. This is just a denial-machine. To quickly go through a bunch of applications and automatically deny them. Its a farce. A joke. Its a complete bypass of the entire legal process. And as such, its probably in violation of every single international treaty on human rights. But hey... Its american, so there is nothing new in that.

                    • Anthony Rojas
                      Anthony Rojas  4 weeks back

                      From my perspective it would be fine but from what i hear they go through cases too fast. But I dont know for certain

                    • Jar Head
                      Jar Head  1 months back

                      Soturian Because the Times are not journalist they are activist, simply garbage news. The lie worse than the North Korea state run news.

                  • Soturian
                    Soturian  1 months back

                    "Unprecedented crackdown?????" Bull, Trump has thus far done little to nothing to help or hinder the situation in any way. Quit making assumptions based on comment trolls, NYT!!!

                    • Rommy MadCat
                      Rommy MadCat  1 months back

                      So, the US are taking the worst part of being Australian, & running with it.
                      Thats sad.

                      • Soturian
                        Soturian  1 months back

                        What you talking about? Australia has been nice to Boer refugees.

                    • John Billings
                      John Billings  1 months back


                      When the CIA was into mind control? What do you think torture is?
                      Like it's over... You think the border games are anything else?
                      You have an editor?

                      • Zev V
                        Zev V  1 months back

                        Awesome 👏 about time we have a President that Actually does something. 😃

                        • Jar Head
                          Jar Head  1 months back

                          Zev V and actually doing something with complete push back. Without Trump this country will fall

                      • Melon
                        Melon  1 months back

                        The funny thing is, it’s all the U.S. fault they are coming to the U.S....War on drugs *cough cough*

                        • Soturian
                          Soturian  1 months back

                          You evidently don't know the first thing about Latin America.

                          1) The big money maker is extortion, not drugs.
                          2) Americans aren't any more addicted to drugs than Latin America, it's due to LA's crime issues they are much cheaper the produce there than in the US where law enforcement is much more effective.
                          3) There doesn't need to be a large scale criminal operation for crime levels to reach a fever pitch. For instance, Alpulco tanked not for any one cartel's action, but due to literally thousands of small gangs extorting and robbing the lucrative tourist industry.
                          4) The war on drugs actually reached its height in the 80's, but cooled off with the breakup of a few major cartels. The effectiveness of this campaign can be shown that while in Columbia Coca leaves can be bought and chewed easily like tobacco, the price of cocaine in America is significantly above the price of gold.
                          5) Many of these refugees are fleeing literal warzones. MS-13 is a gang so large that it is as well funded and staffed as the Salvadoran government it fights. Certain cities in Mexico are controlled by rogue vigilantes. Venezuela is the magical land where black markets are the only way to procure essential items like food, toilet paper, gasoline, etc.

                      • Jule Rulez
                        Jule Rulez  1 months back

                        Wow they have "danger at home".What makes them special? Im from Europe country-Let me in America-I have "danger at home" too.! If that the only reason they let people in America.

                        • Jule Rulez
                          Jule Rulez  4 weeks back

                          @Janusha"I dont understand"?? Well Mexicans want to enter America so they can work and earn big money right? Since "Big money" dont grow on trees they then very likely gonna do some criminal to earn that money.That thing has been done and happens every day! So dont tell me "if they get in" its all gonna be fine and they can support their families and kids by mowing lawns and cleaning houses.

                        • Janusha
                          Janusha  4 weeks back

                          Dude. If you dont understand these things. Maybe go and talk about something you do understand.

                      • mary jones
                        mary jones  1 months back

                        nothing but evil from trumputin!

                        • mary jones
                          mary jones  1 months back

                          @Soturian you have quite specifically, but perhaps you didn't mean to do it. you have also inferred it numerous times. this is the comment section, btw, which is meant for comments on the video, as with other videos and comment sections. i gave my honest comment/opinion on the content. your problem with this is what now?

                        • Soturian
                          Soturian  1 months back

                          @mary jones I'm not calling you anything, I'm saying you're doing nothing for no one with the infamatory comments.

                        • mary jones
                          mary jones  1 months back

                          @Soturian ah but agreeing does? interesting theory. so my agreeing with the video is trolling but your disagreeing with me or it isn't? and now you want to call me a bigot and a racist? on the basis of these few comments, none of which are remotely either. and btw, i abhor both racism and all forms of bigotry. can your 'dear leader trump' say the same?
                          for your edification:
                          INFORMAL•NORTH AMERICAN
                          an accomplice of a hawker, gambler, or swindler who acts as an enthusiastic customer to entice or encourage others.
                          act or work as a shill.
                          Trolling is defined as creating discord on the Internet by starting quarrels or upsetting people by posting inflammatory or off-topic messages in an online community. Basically, a social media troll is someone who purposely says something controversial in order to get a rise out of other users.

                        • Soturian
                          Soturian  1 months back

                          @mary jones disagreeing doesn't equal trolling. If that were so there would be a paradox opened. And you shouldn't call people shills, that's what white supremacists call any non-Jewish supporter of Israel.

                        • mary jones
                          mary jones  1 months back

                          @Soturian ah, now you say that you used it loosely... i see... and you are still a no content troll or shill. and again, it is my honest opinion, not 'white noise'. rather than trying to annoy the 'other side', i am using my 1st amendment rights to give my opinion. we have that right still in America. i am not going to fox entertainment with it, btw. you should look into that right for your country.

                      • Umar Abdullah
                        Umar Abdullah  1 months back

                        How can you get a fair hearing via video?

                        • Janusha
                          Janusha  4 weeks back

                          Haha these tents are designed to NOT give people a fair hearing. There are no judges, no lawyers. These peoples rights are not being taken into account. These pop-up court tents are designed to mass-deny a whole bunch of cases automatically. So they dont have to burden the US legal & justice system with it. Its a complete farce, a joke. And as such... Probably in violation of a whole bunch of human rights treaties.

                        • Jar Head
                          Jar Head  1 months back

                          Umar Abdullah LoL via video is used in court everyday across America.

                      • Oblio965
                        Oblio965  1 months back

                        I had to skim through the comments to see how far donboy's knocking of the NYT has sunk in to his "supporters". They throw words like "treason" around like confetti, and support the most treasonous public official in our nation's history. donboy makes Benedict Arnold look like a boyscout!

                        • Mohammad Ist Muslim
                          Mohammad Ist Muslim  1 months back

                          That's why Dalai Lama said that they can be welcomed once they go through proper channels. but once their countries situation is right they can go back and rebuild ,fix it once again but unfortunately they showed no interest in doing that and committing immigration fraud . If we fuelling the illegals without any id ,documents or information as well then there are also people of enemy countries ,terrorists disguise as refugees it can also lead to human trafficking ,drug trafficking, prostitution ,child slavery etc. Moreover history is evident that countries and empires have their borders and boundaries to protect themselves from any kind of aggression . And that's why countries have borders, military, till this day to protect the people living in it.

                          • Mohammad Ist Muslim
                            Mohammad Ist Muslim  1 months back

                            @IngeniousFirefly did i say about trump?

                          • IngeniousFirefly
                            IngeniousFirefly  1 months back

                            Dalai Lama also said about Trump:
                            "One day he says something, another day he says something. But I think [there is a] lack of moral principle. When he became president, he expressed America first. That is wrong. America, they should take the global responsibility.”

                          • Knightmare
                            Knightmare  1 months back

                            Good insight. Unfortunately no one would care about what your comment said because people have feelings over facts especially where they came from.😔

                        • Stephen Waterman
                          Stephen Waterman  1 months back

                          Why don't the people worried about Mexicans go protest in Mexico and help the people?
                          Mexico has a government, show the people how to make change and get things done.

                          Or if we are spending billions on walls and even more on immigrants, why don't we just help Mexico clean up the country?

                          We send in the troops, build more prisons and more tent courthouses, locate and bust the criminals putting them in jail.

                          • 123abc
                            123abc  1 months back

                            There are plenty of high risk areas in the US

                            • Mikhail Angel
                              Mikhail Angel  2 weeks back

                              Gary, Indiana. I presume...

                            • mrbobbilly
                              mrbobbilly  4 weeks back

                              @Soturian our poverty in the us is first class living compared to upper class in poor countries like singapore

                            • Soturian
                              Soturian  1 months back

                              Our "high risk areas" have got nothing on normal life in Latin America.

                          • yl yxdlzy
                            yl yxdlzy  1 months back

                            Odessa shooting is a Beautiful scenery! Support democracy and freedom! Americans must pursue democracy like Hong Kong. The United States needs more such beautiful scenery.

                            • Soturian
                              Soturian  1 months back

                              Hong Kong doesn't even have the democratic institutions that WE INVENTED.

                          • Dr IP
                            Dr IP  1 months back

                            420 cases a day, huh?

                            • Jar Head
                              Jar Head  1 months back

                              Dr IP yes the country is being invaded by a million a year.

                            • Soturian
                              Soturian  1 months back

                              Yep, that's the case load. Fortunately they've been hiring more judges.

                          • Christine Chan
                            Christine Chan  1 months back

                            another day of fktard trump

                            • Soturian
                              Soturian  1 months back

                              Lose the trash talk

                          • Xavier Jordan
                            Xavier Jordan  1 months back

                            420 blaze it

                            • Shady Lady
                              Shady Lady  1 months back

                              Sounds about white💊💉😂😳😡😈👍🏼

                            • snowflake melter
                              snowflake melter  1 months back


                              • wantafanta01
                                wantafanta01  1 months back

                                420 cases a day..

                                did we get meme'd by CBP?

                                • Soturian
                                  Soturian  1 months back

                                  I'm not familiar with that slang

                              • A Nii
                                A Nii  2 months back

                                We don’t want them in Mexico we aren’t your backyard

                                • Jesse Peters
                                  Jesse Peters  2 months back

                                  Its Mexicans trying to get in. We dont want more fkn Mexicans

                              • Tobias Forge
                                Tobias Forge  2 months back

                                NYT is a propaganda outlet ... use common sense people. This crap is poison.

                                • R P
                                  R P  2 months back

                                  Illegal immigrants did this to themselves.

                                  • giwake
                                    giwake  1 months back

                                    What if they were unable to legally come here? What if the time it took to get asylum was too long and someone ends up dead?
                                    Think before you speak, fuckwad.

                                  • Kevin Jackson
                                    Kevin Jackson  1 months back

                                    Shut up Satan.

                                • D J
                                  D J  2 months back


                                  • Kevin Cline
                                    Kevin Cline  2 months back

                                    I hate when people think the grass is greener. It tears up the grass when everyone shows up. Anyone want to take our guns and move to Mexico?

                                    • Kevin Cline
                                      Kevin Cline  1 months back

                                      @Soturian I don't get an American pension. I'm 28....

                                      So you're saying that I have to contribute for 50 years to even leave? Why do the prison sentence Mexicans?????

                                    • Kevin Cline
                                      Kevin Cline  1 months back

                                      @Kroisos V not enough obviously.

                                    • Soturian
                                      Soturian  1 months back

                                      If you get an American pension, you can live a LONG retirement down there comfortably. There are people that do that.

                                    • Kroisos V
                                      Kroisos V  1 months back

                                      Mexico is already filled with guns from the US...

                                    • Flamingo Vlogs
                                      Flamingo Vlogs  1 months back

                                      Kevin Cline I don’t get it 🤪

                                  • Ciggernunt Niberian
                                    Ciggernunt Niberian  2 months back

                                    Nyt your just a racist woke machine

                                    • CardinalTrail
                                      CardinalTrail  2 months back

                                      I think its time to start boycotting the partisan news papers

                                      • Amanda A
                                        Amanda A  2 months back

                                        Yes keep the border open!! Let all those Congolese men through who may or may not be carrying Ebola...they are currently with the Mexicans and Venezuelan people fighting at your border. 21 day incubation period imagine how quickly that's going to spread in America. You Americans have to be the dumbest people on earth. Rather than agree with Trump you are willing to put the whole country and your innocent children in grave danger. Good luck America you need it 👍

                                        • himagainstill
                                          himagainstill  2 months back

                                          Cool story. Have you considered a career writing fiction?

                                      • xonious
                                        xonious  2 months back

                                        Why is this racist publication still allowed on Youtube?

                                        • Marc jackson
                                          Marc jackson  2 months back

                                          The trump administration disgusts me.

                                          • Edmund Singleton
                                            Edmund Singleton  2 months back

                                            Ever since I learned to read, when watching television, if
                                            text appears on the screen, I could not, not read it, reading is a hardwired uncontrollable
                                            function whenever text appears, wherever it appears even while walking down a
                                            street. When network logos started appearing on television screens, at first, I
                                            ‘didn’t have a problem with them as long as it remain a logo, like the CBS Eye,
                                            but then when some networks turned to letters then actual words, I mostly
                                            avoided their programing. MSNBC has presented some excellent documentaries, I
                                            think, I seldom watch any of them, they insist on displaying the doc title at
                                            the bottom of the screen for the duration of its running, my annoyance peeks to
                                            the point of if I started to watch then to quickly turn to not to, I don’t
                                            watch television to involuntarily read texts. A little like trying to avoid a
                                            phoney on television that dyes their hair…its uncontrivable…

                                            • willy
                                              willy  2 months back

                                              Yes, 100% this is the system that in southeast Asia... I lived it, I know, to be honest... the U.S. just dose what others do

                                              • ChainsGoldMask
                                                ChainsGoldMask  2 months back

                                                You can govern small populations. Yet, small populations are a thing of the past. More nation states? Anarchy? Or we continue to watch entropy consume us all? The closer you look at these situations, the more you see how far behind we are in dealing with them. Good night, and good luck.

                                                • Kevin Cline
                                                  Kevin Cline  2 months back

                                                  Wow. For once someone speaks truth.

                                              • Zen = Yen 🔴
                                                Zen = Yen 🔴  2 months back

                                                Do u think that USA shud
                                                A) compel Mexico to curb its population as well as enhance Mexicos education, via the usual bullying blackmailing and incentivising schemes used by both USA and UN
                                                B) help grow Mexicos economy in order to curb migration and also benefit as a trading partner
                                                C) = BOTH A and B
                                                D) YouTube commentator shud quit those sugar laced pot brownies and these suggestions will die its natural death.

                                                • Zen = Yen 🔴
                                                  Zen = Yen 🔴  1 months back

                                                  Thank you @Jonas Tisell I'll take that as a compliment.
                                                  God bless your beautiful soul.
                                                  May the force be with you, always.

                                                • Jonas Tisell
                                                  Jonas Tisell  1 months back

                                                  English level 1000

                                              • Kid THR1VAL
                                                Kid THR1VAL  2 months back

                                                I’m shocked with how unbelievably unselfaware you guys are. “Send back to Mexico until their hearings?” “How dangerous these border towns are?” They’re already in Mexico, every single person seeking entrance will seek asylum, there’s not another way they will seek entrance and we make are own murderers wait in prison when seeking parole and why would we simply give access to persons seeking entrance trying to enter illegally while they wait for their hearings?? Even the best illegal immigrants would likely split to somewhere half across the country and never show up for their scheduled hearings and never look back. This is so tone deaf!

                                                • himagainstill
                                                  himagainstill  2 months back

                                                  Because the law says you have to let them in to claim asylum. You can stick them in detention until you've made up your mind, but you ought can't refuse to let them claim asylum. This is settled international law which almost every country in the world has agreed to.

                                              • alek
                                                alek  2 months back

                                                Democrats opposed the CBP chief new plan with having kids and parents together in family holding centers. There’s one like this in Texas.

                                                • jordan
                                                  jordan  2 months back

                                                  Dems: You cannot deny asylum before a trial!
                                                  Trump: Hold my tents.

                                                • Hildebeast Clinton
                                                  Hildebeast Clinton  2 months back

                                                  It’s hot down at the US Mexico Border, so the tents prevent people from sun over exposure. 😎