Crossing Mexico's Other Border

Crossing Mexico's Other Border

2013, Society  -   36 Comments
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When traveling from Central America to the United States through Mexico, immigrants are forced to battle drug cartels, corrupt police officers, and human traffickers, all before they even come close to the US border.

People tend to assume that the immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border are all Mexican. The reality is that a large percentage of them come from Central America, and their journey north is grueling.

To get to the US, they first have to pass through Mexico, an ordeal that often ends up being even more difficult than getting into the United States.

Most migrants cross into Mexico on rafts, via the Suchiate River. After that, they need to protect themselves from corrupt Mexican police, drug cartels like the infamous Zetas, and even fellow migrants.

They often travel by foot and by pubic transit, but many of them ride on top of "the Beast," the freight trains that travel from the south to the north of Mexico.

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10 months ago

How can you make a documentary about dirt people , who try to come into America illegally !?? Its gotta be a woke BS thing for sure. im so way tired of the labels these morons try to label us with just because we dont want or need these immagrants here. Can we get a USA fire marshall , ya know , like the dood who tell you how many people can be in the building before it becomes a danger !!?? Because I think we have long since past the line of to damned many people in this country , who hate us , dont pay a dime in taxes , and wont adhere to our ways in OUR country. Just go back to your own countries , dont come here , your NOT welcomed !!

Too Bad
7 years ago

You people think you're smart. We gave Mexico BACK after sacking the capital. I think everyone who hates American has penis envy. You say you hate it, but everyone's trying to become it. This is why war exists. There is a point you can't reason with people just have to kick their ass!

Too Bad
7 years ago

I totally agree with you Gary. We stole New York City. It wasn't built by yanks. In fact, we stole Hollywood with cheap slave labor as well. Poor little children drilled for oil in Texas, and midwives created Wall Street. When you people wake the f*ck up and realize we PAID for this land. It was bought with money and blood. Thank GOD the white man did, or people wouldn't have anyone else to blame for creating the greatest nation on earth! You think slaves invented this government? How dare you spit on the graves of the white men that died to free them during the civil war? How many blacks, Hispanics, or Asians died for te benefit of other people or races? I'll answer it for you: 0. Take your politically correct bull**** and eat it. People like you are unworthy of being an American.

Too Bad
7 years ago

The cause of migration is what needs to be dealt with. Lack of opportunity, limited choices, corrupt government. Sad. Too bad they can't overthrow the government and establish a constitution and set of laws. Hell they can have ours, we're not using it anyway.

7 years ago

Shame on you stole it from Mexico.

7 years ago

You racist a--holes from Alabama and Maine have some of the lowest illegal populations! How about asking one of them their stories of how they got here and learn how they have done something that you don't have the fortitude to do with your privileged lives. Being from Southern California, with the largest population, I can tell you everyone gets duis, you racist dick! YOU are what's wrong with this country!

9 years ago

Has anyone considered that fact that many of these poor women (central American and Mexican) that come here, illegally, after having done stints as sex workers are infected with various communicable diseases, such as AIDS, Herpes, etc.?? This is one reason Legal Immigration is the only acceptable form of immigration - health checks required prior to approval.

10 years ago

There are 40-41 million hispanics illegally in this country. The BBC states 20% of the spanish speaking world lives in the U.S. Pres. Reagan gave ammnesty to 13 million, three human breeding cycles ago. Reagan protected the gardners and nannies of his rich california backers. Not that this means anything but it was a one time, never to be repeated amnesty. Everyone has a financial andvantage for bringing the illegals here. The senators and reps. with spanish names want to be president. Banks want to sell mortgages, car manufacturers want to sell cars, priests want to make the church stronger. Home builders want cheap labor, the republican party wants the White House (geeze, talk about vote whores)..

Only Alabama passed a law that stated illegals are taking work from our capable work force and we're going to stick up for our own roofers, plumber's helpers, chicken pluckers, dish washers, etc. For one second Alabama was right and the rest of the think tank crowd was shown their total lack of remorse for the poor, bearly making it americans, born here , served here, died there, love it or leave it americans who don't have the money to buy new cars, take out mortgages, vote in mexican politicians, who don't know what a nanny is, who don't buy new carpet, clothes, but will die on any given day to keep the American flag from being burned. How easy it is to laugh at Alabama using civil rights in the 60s as your punch line.

Most of you wack jobs posting here, love to tie the American Dream to Columbus and our poorly thought out westward movement as a nation. When it comes to anything real you are totally and forever irrelevant. Alabama showed all of America that loyalty means something, that your neighbors will help you, keep them special, that we look out for each other or we die one at a time. People in Alabama know how to be poor. They made a big part of the lesson law. Alabama showed the rest of us how to survive, hold ground, ensure a future for their children, sanely.

The rest of the population is either a welfare queen, an ivy leaguer laying awake at night over Cocheese, a politician ejaculating to being called El Supremo, a religious leader who hasn't thought that the illegals have religion also. When the illegals are done milking you we can get 10 priests for what you're costing the parish. Unfortunately I must include the guy with 4 kids, out of work, wondering where he's going to get a C note to pay for one of his kid's fillings, in the crowd of those guilty of the sin of omission.

My children have studied hard, worked hard and have turned out to be good men. No discussion; 41 million "minorities" are not getting in front of my children. This country came close to revolution in 1969. This isn't Viet Nam, this is the taking of my rights and advantages that I have earned over the decades to pass on to my children being taken away by 535 politicians in DC and given to some law breaking illegal just because some rich guy wants his lawn mowed for five bucks. There are 60 million of us locked and loaded, a well regulated militia. You can think about it now or you can have a few seconds while I let my barrel cool down.

Those of you that are here to trash the US with your evening beer, have gotten used to saying anything about America and getting away with it, remember this; the crap your grandfather told you about how they won the war with the US Army holding your grandfather's coat is BS.

We are a nation when awakened with a kick are the most destructive force you can imagine. I was there when it took us 4 hours to destroy the Imperial Iranian Navy during "Praying Manthis". We'd have done the job in an hour but we couldn't find the hiding and running cruisers. Screw you and us for getting into Iraq. The point you're missing is that you're all mexicans to us. Gimme, gimme, gimme! The America you haven't met doesn't give a damn what you want, when you want it or what you think about our being invaded by 41 million people or the Quislings in our country that want action from it. You endorse or tread one toe on my property or rights as an american, my childrens lives for a second and you may get to watch that revolution you missed in '69 in that blue funk, after all!

10 years ago

The people in USA and western world should do tours of 3 rd world countries to see how their life style will be affected or just wait a few more years and it will come to them
They have people living under ground in USA and growing each day.

10 years ago

It is so easy to pursue my relatively comfortable cynical, bitter aspirations of becoming a well fed, crotchety old man besmirching kids on the lawn, pants down around their @sses, unable to speak in complete coherent sentences in my own country & then . . . to see once again the lengths that so many others on this planet go to just for a chance of living fractionally as I or my neighbours do.

Oh to be a wee bit younger & financially free enough to travel again, perhaps my memories of those (exotic to me lands) aren't quite what they are for me as they are for those born there & I would once again be reminded daily of those who struggle for a better life & safety while I (struggle by Canadian standards) live a free happy life.

10 years ago

This priest doesn't understand that many of these illegal aliens end up killing Americans at the tune of 12 a day!

10 years ago

I have a great idea.....Get some balls and fix your country like we have.

10 years ago

the toughest part of the journey is getting into Mexico, the easy part is entering the United states just to steal everything we worked hard and died for!

Timmy Poo
10 years ago

Please no fat strippers !

10 years ago

Money is behind all these crimes.

10 years ago

Running for a better life through the tunnels of sex, money, corruption, in order to end up running for a better life once arrived.