Illegal immigration : dangerous journey

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  • For many teenagers in Mexico, heading across the U.S. border after high school is much more common than heading off to college. But as law enforcement continues to tighten security, that journey is growing more and more hazardous. Filmed on both sides of the border, this program briefly examines issues surrounding illegal immigration-particularly how much more a person can earn in America than in Mexico. Footage of a BORSTAR search-and-rescue officer hot on the trail of illegals in Arizona's Sonoran Desert emphasizes the dwindling chances of successfully crossing into America illegally.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Nov. 11, 2006.
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  • Mexicans Longing for the American Dream (3:04) -- Mexican Economy Supported by Mexican Workers in the U.S. (2:05) -- Border Crossing: BORSTAR Search and Rescue (5:52)
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