WATCH: ABC News special 'Hope & Desperation: Emergency at the Border'

Immigration Holding Facility Tour
Posted at 3:38 PM, Apr 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-08 15:38:00-04

(WXYZ) — ABC News is presenting a special program on the situation at the southern border.

You can watch in the video player below at 8:00 p.m. Thursday.

From ABC:

“Hope & Desperation: Emergency at the Border” will offer an unflinching and comprehensive look at the border crisis as it presently unfolds, from the humanitarian crisis and visuals inside the facilities housing migrants to the stories of unaccompanied minors and the asylum seekers leaving Guatemala. The special will spotlight what the brutal, perilous journey to the border looks like, the reasons people go on it and what life looks like for a mother who made it across from Matamoros pregnant and is now living in Cincinnati, Ohio with the toddler who is a U.S. citizen, but the family is still in the asylum process. The ABC News Live special will also look at the efforts to reunite families, Customs and Border Protection officers in Arizona and Texas share how they patrol the border and experts, lawmakers and political figures will add context and commentary.