Border Hustle Screening and Q&A

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Cine El Rey

311 S 17th St.

McAllen, TX 78501

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Join The Texas Tribune for a screening of Border Hustle followed by a Q&A with the Tribune's investigative reporter Jay Root and cinematographer Veronica Cardenas.

Border Hustle, a documentary produced by the Tribune and TIME, looks at how the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy — which aimed to deter illegal border crossings — has led to record levels of “family unit” apprehensions along the U.S.-Mexico border.

In May 2018, Carlos and his 6-year-old daughter, Heyli, left a small town in Honduras to begin a nearly 1,700-mile journey to reach the Texas border — and what they hoped would be the start of a better life in America. As soon as they crossed the Rio Grande and asked for asylum, Carlos was sent to a detention center near Houston, while Heyli was taken 1,200 miles away to a shelter in Arizona.

Carlos and Heyli became small players in a shadowy, multibillion-dollar global enterprise: the smuggling of human beings for profit. Border Hustle traces their journey and investigates a smuggling industry that has thrived as the U.S. government seeks to close America's southern border. As record numbers of Central American migrant families flee violence and poverty, they have become commodities on both sides of the border.


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Doors at 6 p.m. with screening and Q&A to follow at 6:45 p.m. This event, which is free and open to the public, includes light bites and a cash bar. To show our appreciation, members of the Texas Tribune will receive drinks on us. To become a member, add a donation to your RSVP.

Free street parking is available after 6 p.m.

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Doors open at 6 p.m. The documentary screening will run from 6:45 - 7:15 p.m. followed by Q&A and a members-only happy hour.




This event is co-presented by The Texas Tribune and TIME.

Tribune events are also supported through contributions from our founding investors and members. Though donors and corporate sponsors underwrite The Texas Tribune events, they play no role in determining the content, panelists or line of questioning.

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Cine El Rey

311 S 17th St.

McAllen, TX 78501

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