Documentary play about border, immigration going up this summer

A group of high school students from Dallas spent Spring Break in the Rio Grande Valley working on "Crossing the Line," a documentary-style theatrical show being co-produced by the Cry Havoc Theater Company and the Kitchen Dog Theater group in Dallas.

The students conducted first-person interviews with people who have made the difficult trek from Central America to seek asylum in the United States and are waiting at a refugee camp in Matamoros for a U.S. asylum interview.

The group also observed the U.S. government's official immigration and refugee/asylum aparatus in action, visiting immigration courts in Harlingen and McAllen, conducting interviews with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in McAllen. They also volunteered at the Catholic Charities respite center in McAllen and traveled to the South Texas Human Rights Center in Falfurrias.