From the archives: Be an illegal immigrant for a day

From the archives: Be an illegal immigrant for a day

Mar 17 2009 – In El Alberto, a small village over 1000km from the border between Mexico and the US, tourists can pay to experience what it’s like being an illegal migrant. accompanied the Guardian’s Jo Tuckman to film the video for her piece on the fake border crossing, where participants try to enter “America”.

You can see the film on the Guardian website here.

You may remember that I first did this story for the Los Angeles Times last yearyou can see the first video I made of it here.

5 Responses to "From the archives: Be an illegal immigrant for a day"

  1. Solon   March 18, 2009 at 8:09 am

    There was a Refugee Simulation at Davos earlier this year too:

  2. dunamis   May 6, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    If we were all illegal aliens for a day we would be frolicking through the desert as such was expressed in this video. Try being illegal for life and see how much of a difference it makes. This is not a joke this is not a profit making situation this is real life

  3. Jani Leukuma   September 13, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Great stuff, very informative and relevant. Its The Naked Ape of modern economics.

  4. Domenic Newcomer   September 13, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    contrary to your belief the health care reform wont decrease jobs .drive up cost instead it will lower cost, quality care,pain and suffering for who. where have you been not in the real world,i guess.were are alreadly paying high cost for health care. have you ever been to a clinic where the lines are long or a visit for a doctors appointment to only wait. but youve forgot the elderly,the unemployed and the worker who only workes several days a week,not knowing if theyll have a job tomorrow.the health reform plan will backup what the insurance companies are already doing. they have started the pervented care where you can callup to get information on a number of causes like diets,how to find you body weight,signs of a stroke etc. for some this is hope not the bull that REPS are peddling. you need to read it again,

  5. Dulcea   September 28, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    bieber fever!!!

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