Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mock Border Crossing


Okay so it's understandable when visiting Mexico, to experience it at best you should skip Cancun and the tourists traps. But since when are "alternative" tourism trips in season? According to an article on MSNBC.COM, "a hardy few choose lesser-known tourist sites where they are chased down by immigration agents or risk their lives in dangerous slums" So that is exactly what the travel groups do; they re-enact an immigration run which includes I.C.E. agents who chase you and put you in the back of a car if you can't make the trip.

Best part. This has been going on for six years. "The trips began six years ago in a bid to draw attention to the plight of undocumented immigrants — nearly 7 million Mexicans lived illegally in the United States as of January 2009," the article continues to say. Is this even sane? If you read the whole article, the writer interviews European tourists. I can't see an American attempting to do this tour. Would you want to experience immigration runs?
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