We Camped Out On The Border To See What The So-Called Crisis Looks Like (HBO)

  • Published on Feb 17, 2019
  • In his never-ending push for a border wall, President Trump regularly warns of dangerous criminals pouring into the country, and horrific things happening to migrants when they try to make the journey north. Like women getting kidnapped, thrown into cars, and smuggled across unwalled sections of the border.
    He told one such harrowing tale on live TV in the Rose Garden on January 25. He was announcing a temporary end to the government shutdown, but the assembled reporters were also treated to a minute-long yarn about kidnapped migrants.
    Scary stuff (if unsubstantiated). So in the spirit of fact-checking, VICE News’ Alzo Slade went to the bootheel of New Mexico, an area that's seen an increase in Central American migrants seeking asylum in recent months, to hear if its residents had seen anything resembling Trump’s claims.
    Spoiler alert: They hadn’t.
    But just to be thorough, Alzo pitched a tent along an unwalled section of the border separating the U.S. from Mexico to see if he could catch those “criminal cartels, narco-terrorists, transnational gangs like MS-13 and human traffickers” the president says are pouring over the unwalled border before “they make a left or a right into the United States of America.”
    What Alzo saw won’t surprise you either.
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  • VICE News
    VICE News  3 months ago +133

    In the spirit of fact-checking, VICE News’ Alzo Slade went to the bootheel of New Mexico, an area that's seen an increase in Central American migrants seeking asylum in recent months, to hear if its residents had seen anything resembling Trump’s claims.
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    • Edwin Valencia
      Edwin Valencia 14 hours ago

      Funny how Vice news goes to safest part of the boarder and the most dangerous.

    • Juanita Morgan
      Juanita Morgan 10 days ago

      Freaking idiot!

    • Repent And be saved
      Repent And be saved 26 days ago

      They do it at night.

    • Jon Smith
      Jon Smith 27 days ago

      +Jeff's Homestead no bc there are women traffickers as well that look to sell kids that are not there own but I can't blame them bc if I was in a crappy gang filled part of Mexico and all I had to do is walk across a farm to have a way better life with welfare child care and even Buffalo wild wings I would especially if there's no consequence for me doing so

    • Jeff's Homestead
      Jeff's Homestead 27 days ago

      +Richard Groom agreed

  • Ram Shan
    Ram Shan 7 hours ago

    You both had a exiting wet experience sleeping at the bordet

  • Alex Hernandez
    Alex Hernandez 7 hours ago

    so sad for these two guys and see one night of peace and quiet which everybody knows where is peace and quiet is a good way to come through all I got to do is fill the tank up and skip that town but y'all don't understand because your eyes are blind y'all don't understand that right I'm the other side of them villages there is a Muslims that are practicing for war tactics how do I know the Mexican stole a border patrol so do you think that they're really going to come out and expose themselves to you that's their way in Jesus I'm sorry God bless and good luck

  • Volker H
    Volker H 10 hours ago

    its the missunderstanding and the abuse of this missunderstanding, that you can make a border so that zero people cross it illegally

  • Volker H
    Volker H 10 hours ago

    what the president is talking about: liar liar pants on fire

  • Norman Byler
    Norman Byler 12 hours ago

    Vice News = Propagand!

  • Zymondo
    Zymondo Day ago

    This peckerhead is a setup... he's in the wrong place and making this crap seem innocent.

  • Michelle Crockett

    lol all the bad comments are angry white people

  • J.T. B
    J.T. B Day ago

    They are kidnapping little boys and girls for your pedophile boss Bill Maher.

  • David Smith
    David Smith Day ago

    This guy that made the video is a total a******. This video is propaganda for the Democrats.

  • Diva Mom
    Diva Mom Day ago

    The men interviewed (6 or 7) had nothing an illegal wants - a job , a woman, money and living unnoticed!!
    I never thought another news station would so desperately wanna run with the “big boys” of fake news?
    What? You can use Google maps to find those Texas cities? Come on down anytime.

    TRUMP SUPPORTER 2 days ago +1

    This is bullshit the border is thousands of miles long. I know for a fact that murderers and child trafficers are. Why dont you go to texas and see what we are talking about....TRUMP 2020

  • Jacob Jaram
    Jacob Jaram 2 days ago

    Ok ok I have the solution guys...build a

  • Maria Gallegos
    Maria Gallegos 2 days ago

    I still remember the day's when this lady and man use to drive out to the border and pick up Mexican men to come and do work for her cause the pay was just a place to stay so you can't tell me it's not still happening 😏

  • Maria Gallegos
    Maria Gallegos 2 days ago

    I noticed one thing 🤓 nothing to steal in this community 😚you put a wall up and man power That would speak for itself 🙄

  • Toni Touchberry
    Toni Touchberry 3 days ago

    Why! Why! Why! Does, absolutely no one mention wildlife????? How the hell is a poor animal suppose to migrate or just get to the Rio grande for water! You stupid, ignorant bastards! It's all about "YOU" and want, " YOU", " THINK"!! How thoughtless and cruel of you! Thanks for the "UN - NATURAL", ecological disaster!

  • Jim Palmore
    Jim Palmore 3 days ago

    seriously?? could you have picked a more remote location!!

  • I want to learn energy transfers

    Close down the border until they accept them all back and do whatever that they got to send them all yesterday

  • Brandon Blair
    Brandon Blair 4 days ago

    Build the Wall. MAGA 2020

  • Tony Morse
    Tony Morse 4 days ago

    One night in the desert in in no way sufficient to make a y of the conclusions you were assuming. Come on - everyone knows all about the cartel a d what is definitely happening to people down there. I wonder how you would feel a out your 14 year old daughter getting bound, gagged a d sold after being transported in right over your campsite. Wake up. I agree- manpower is needed with the wall, but we do need the wall..

  • Keith
    Keith 5 days ago

    I love how these people think they spend a night on a frigin 2500.mile.plus border and then make fun of trump talking about what does happen. Lol right your going to get in contact with a high level fetenayl dealer or know your just going to see some truckload of kidnapped. Maxican victims. Frigin morons. Unfortunately that is the truth, come up to the Northeast and see to devastation. That drugs have done.

  • Walter Chernicki
    Walter Chernicki 5 days ago

    Ignorant guy press con

  • Walter Chernicki
    Walter Chernicki 5 days ago

    Their business is guiding Mexicans

  • Walter Chernicki
    Walter Chernicki 5 days ago

    How far can you see

  • Walter Chernicki
    Walter Chernicki 5 days ago

    Think for a minute boys your bullshit

  • scott franklin
    scott franklin 6 days ago

    Damn. Let's go to one of the remotest locations where there is no record of crossings. There are areas where it is bad and not so bad. One sided story.

  • Billy Jackson
    Billy Jackson 6 days ago

    Went to the smallest town on the border for one night...who hoo we didn't have 15000 illegals cross the border this year. I did not know fences worked with gaps in them boy waisted a lot of money holding my cartel in.

  • vortexrider1
    vortexrider1 6 days ago

    What bullshit reporting job! What a joke!

  • mile high
    mile high 6 days ago

    That was a joke!!!!!!!!

  • Sandy Bonds
    Sandy Bonds 6 days ago

    They might not be seeing illegal immigrants crossing there right now but wait till they get the other areas on the border fence. Then they'll start seeing alot of border crossers and Van's with women all tied up! Right now the illegals are crossing elsewhere but when the fence gets up to you, you'll see!

  • Joe L
    Joe L 7 days ago +1

    Funny, there's a lot of places at the border where they don't regularly cross. The numbers show that they're coming across by how many are being apprehended

  • Dolly P
    Dolly P 7 days ago +1

    Thousands of violant Africans have crossed into Tijuana some test POSITIVE with EBOLA.
    All of Africa will be here soon. They can live with people at VICE.

  • joe beasley
    joe beasley 7 days ago

    liberal panzie reporting

  • Eddie Nylund
    Eddie Nylund 8 days ago

    I would say that guy don't want his property value to go down and only cares about his little section of the border

  • JJSmalls
    JJSmalls 8 days ago

    This is very poor anecdotal journalism on Vice's part. Why do they call this "fact-checking" when they made a 9 minute video about a very small town on the border no one has ever heard about to investigate the "so-called" crisis?

    No mention of past occurrences of illegal entry? You didn't bother to interview the sheriff or EMS? You didn't bother to expand past the very small town of Hachita, NM (a population of 70) to the rest of the Hidalgo county it belongs to? Hell, even some of the people that you interviewed want a wall, or at the very least some more CBP presence.

    "Residents of Hachita, in southwest New Mexico, vexed by surge of migrants." Jan 25, 2019, Las Cruces Sun-News.

    ARE YOU READY 8 days ago +1

    U dont talk about shit other then bragging about setting up camp

  • Allan Emery
    Allan Emery 8 days ago +1

    First, I'd like to commend Vice News for going to visit a border town in New Mexico.
    > Remember, "A mind is like a parachute, it works best when it's open!"
    The bias of Vice News is obvious. FACT: The southern border nearly 2,000 miles, traveling through many different types of terrains and communities.
    It is interesting you picked a remote location to visit. However, there was a couple of locals who told Vice News they would like to see a border. Its obvious Vice News was looking for any statement that suggested anything other than a 'border'. FACT: Most any thinking person realizes a wall alone is not sufficient, additional security equipment with manpower is necessary. FACT: wherever the new wall has been installed Border Patrol and security is right there with it.
    FACT: Border Patrol has stated they could use more walls and upgraded walls.
    FACT: Democrats realize they have lost the majority the Black vote so now they're turning to illegal immigrants to build a new voter base.
    Vice News, our Constitution gives you the right of free speech. Thank God!
    Vice news drop the plantation mentality, use your free speech to share relevant facts and information and not waste our time with this kind of tripe.

  • Full Contact
    Full Contact 8 days ago +2

    5/15/2019 100,000 arrests just last month of illegals crossing.

  • drmher
    drmher 9 days ago

    To be fair, one would need to camp at many more spots near the border to get an overall idea of what places need more security, and those that don't. Good video regardless.

  • Richie Casuccio
    Richie Casuccio 10 days ago

    I got through about 30 seconds I can’t believe the stupidity sitting on top of that mans shoulders

  • Slayborham Lincoln
    Slayborham Lincoln 10 days ago +1

    Absolute and total bullshit. Easy to say it’s not a problem when you’re half way across the country. Come to Tucson and I’ll take you on a 30 min drive and have you actually running into smugglers

  • Cricketboy Now
    Cricketboy Now 10 days ago +1

    This guy needs to work for CNN. pick a remote spot the criminals don't use and that is report on home invasion, HA_HA_HA what a joke. Trump said there are parts of the border that don't need a wall retard.

  • Carl D
    Carl D 10 days ago

    I sat in my backyard on a clear night looking for lightning and saw NONE, I'm now sure there's no such thing and it's just some thing made up by meteorologists!

  • Robert smith
    Robert smith 10 days ago +1

    This guy is an idiot. Yeah no problem here 1" square

  • aqua dock lights
    aqua dock lights 10 days ago

    I spent a whole day at the beach and didn't see any sharks I guess they don't exist

  • emily foisey
    emily foisey 10 days ago

    Shame on you HBO for allowing this idiot to do this video on your time !! Boycotting the HBO for allowing these idiots to show this on TV !!! It's a critical time at the border and for any station to allow this lie to continue with the lies there's no room for this at all on TV !! HBO your a lier to for allowing this to air !!! On you !!!

  • emily foisey
    emily foisey 10 days ago

    Your so full of crap!!! You did this you must be a democrat because you have shoved everything under the rug so no one sees the real problem !! Oh how great of you to go out into the wilderness and do your report an't that just great of you !! Your so full of crap l can smell you from here !! You idiot's !! Why don't you go crawl back in the hole you crawled out of because you have done nothing good for America !!! It's people like you that don't like what America is and you shove more crap down people's throats why don't you pack your cloths and move to Mexico where your allegiance is because it sure an't with America that's for sure tratior is what we call people like you !!! Get out if your so against the United States of America and don't think for a minute that when you find America is the greatest country there is we want let you back in it's vto late once you turn your back your outs for good !!!! Go to your friends and see how much they really think of you I'll tell you how much as about as much as we care not !!! So now your in no man's land no one wants you because your a traitor to the USA !!!!!!!

  • emily foisey
    emily foisey 10 days ago

    You don't bknow what your talking about this is a big big big biggest problem and for you stand there and do what you are doing shame on you !!!!!!!! You know that there's nothing out there for these people but dirt !!! Take your self back to where people need to eat sleep and have a roof over their heads and you will find trouble and we need these walls !!! How about you take these people to your house and feed them give them a roof over their heads you want do that so stop the bull crap that you are doing until you take them home to your comfortable place to live and fed them your food and then come back and tell the American people what you really think about the wall then. !!! You make me so mad you and all these others that say we don't need a wall your talking out your butts because you are not letting anyone of these people come stay with you in your homes and your not feeding them your food are you ??? No your not so you have no right to say anything about these people that are coming across our borders and taking our money our food our homes and everything else that they need out of your mouth they are here and they want everything free !!! Get them out of my country now nothing free here so leave and go home to your country !!!

  • just a guy, who cares?
    just a guy, who cares? 11 days ago +1

    30 miles down the road it could be different..

  • Phoenix
    Phoenix 11 days ago

    Where is this place? if the villagers do not want a wall, then save that money and go build the wall where it is needed. Israel built the wall and it works perfectly.

  • Dave McClure
    Dave McClure 11 days ago

    So what your saying is,it is too far from where they cross to walk to where you camped

  • marian ward
    marian ward 11 days ago

    I’m sure they knew exactly where to go to film and where not to go.

  • emmette craft
    emmette craft 12 days ago

    Build the Wall....ASAP!

  • patteel
    patteel 12 days ago

    This one area is "safe" but what about the many that aren't safe? What is going to happen to them when the wall is in place in the areas that are needed now ? The illegals will just move to their area to cross. Water flows to areas of least resistance. The same will happen to the flow of people and we will be flooded. I can't believe how stupid people can be. Why didn't this guy go to the many areas where the flood is coming ?

  • CVDean6
    CVDean6 13 days ago

    What immigrants do not care to understand, is the fact we do not desire any more immigrants from other countries. SHUT down the border Now!

  • Thomas Taylor
    Thomas Taylor 13 days ago

    Biased 1 sided reporting that isn't worth a hill of beans.

  • Marvin Pitman
    Marvin Pitman 13 days ago

    13k likes. 9.3k dislikes. Says everything!

  • P. Johnson
    P. Johnson 15 days ago


  • chris bevins
    chris bevins 15 days ago

    You have a fire going wich they can see you think any one is going to cross right in front of you ! Now maeby if you say in the dark with knight visions then you would have a case but you have a light saying here I am come on fake news think before you do this bull shit !

  • chris bevins
    chris bevins 15 days ago


  • Jose Coto
    Jose Coto 15 days ago +2

    We need the wall and 100 000 solders and all the power of militaliry equipment wake up usa

  • Walker Karnstadt
    Walker Karnstadt 15 days ago

    Vice is a bunch of libtards

  • Bob Xx
    Bob Xx 15 days ago

    So what your saying is that the people in are gona stop at the local store get all the women out and tie them up right out side the store because they dont have duct tape in Mexico that makes sooooo much sence its all clear to me now

  • shirley ann
    shirley ann 16 days ago


  • Melodic Indigo
    Melodic Indigo 16 days ago

    Propaganda 💩 💩 💩 💩 you didn’t even try to cover the real news of what’s going on at the border. People on the right aren’t stupid enough to fall for this kind of brain washing.

  • Kris A
    Kris A 16 days ago

    These people are redicolous,fact checkers? Yeah right...100.000s of gangbangers that entered the US are not a danger?

  • gentry black
    gentry black 17 days ago

    So.... How close is this to the caravan? I don't think I'd want to take a few hundred miles more of a walk where nobody else is going out in the middle of nowhere to get into the US. I'd imagine many would starve trying to get where you guys reported.... Nice spin though. You make it sound like there's not really a migration issue.

  • Constantine Blayz
    Constantine Blayz 17 days ago

    This is simply propaganda, and very irresponsible journalism.

  • Jose Luis Sanchez
    Jose Luis Sanchez 18 days ago

    "this bit of reporting doesn't meet my conclusions! Fake news!"
    Dude literally said that he's in a small bit of the border and both of the people he interviewed said they would like security but just in an intelligent way.
    Nevermind that the point of this is to illustrate that the wall shouldn't be across the whole border.
    .. also I'd love to see one thread opposing this to not devolve into calling immigrants animals or calling the reporter a monkey.
    Racists like to say it's not about racism but you just need to hear them speak.

  • Bobby Rodriguez
    Bobby Rodriguez 19 days ago

    I wonder how much $$$$$$$ ! These greedy clowns got paid for playing dumb and dumber. Duuuh I no see no body here for long time.

  • Shirley J. Green
    Shirley J. Green 19 days ago

    This is so unfair, almost like a lie. I'm sorry I wasted my time watching this.

  • patrick reedy
    patrick reedy 19 days ago

    This guy is full of taco's move your tent over toward Tijuana you will wake up with your throat cut.

  • Will Paul
    Will Paul 19 days ago

    If you had you wouldn't have survived dumbasses

  • Chris Edwards
    Chris Edwards 20 days ago

    That looks like the most remote location on the border... we all know there is a serious problem in high traffic areas. Do you people at vice really think we are that stupid??? Wow..

  • J Hugh
    J Hugh 20 days ago

    Uncle Tom go to where they are crossing not in the middle of the desert

  • Buvetta Bryant
    Buvetta Bryant 21 day ago

    Why didn't they go to areas where people are in mass. Not the wide open spaces. Probably after this video, more people will come to this area because they know, now, that there is no barrier. Bring your measles, Ebola, sexual diseases, but, go to Pelosis nd Schumer house.

  • Vil Ferguson
    Vil Ferguson 21 day ago

    What the hell is wrong with this guy

  • Zoea Zsss
    Zoea Zsss 21 day ago

    I guess the days of needing a passport is over???

  • Lordskeep
    Lordskeep 22 days ago

    Did you see any women getting kidnapped with duct tape on their mouths? (Old man at gas station) And this is the only place you can buy duct tape.....

  • Clint Whatley
    Clint Whatley 22 days ago

    They know. They live there. Everyday.

  • miss kitty
    miss kitty 22 days ago

    What a joke. Go to Atomic news and you can see exactly what's going on...but you won't because you don't want to know the truth cuz it doesn't fit your narrative! Go to Yuma & El Paso and ask the people there how they like being overrun with illegals! Why did they call for help if nothing's going on.

  • Dara L Carroll
    Dara L Carroll 22 days ago

    2000 miles of southern border and one night in New Mexico is representing of the issue? Sorry no
    Go to Texas, Arizona, and California
    Go with Border Patrol

  • yourangel
    yourangel 22 days ago

    this man is an idiot .....this is in no way accurate.....go to hell

  • Thomas Cravey
    Thomas Cravey 23 days ago

    This is a joke......I live in San Diego and I am surround by illegal immigrants. And I have family in calexico, on the border and they see people cutting holes in the wall and coming across in packs of 20-50.

  • MariTere Cantu
    MariTere Cantu 23 days ago

    Pinche mejicano con la white lady. He forgot this is his land not hers. Her white brainwashing is still working on her Latino husband.

  • Phillygirl52 Jax
    Phillygirl52 Jax 23 days ago

    You pack of liars. I have seen these people on the border in America and in Mexico. You will never change my mind because I'm not braindead. One sided bs.
    I watch border patrol in real time with truth tellers and not liars like you.

    HONEST ENGINE 23 days ago

    Horrible video we need a f****** wall!

  • S1962 W
    S1962 W 23 days ago


  • peace brother
    peace brother 23 days ago

    He he he he thats so funny ,why didnt they go to the Rio Grand Valley in southern Texas where the Zetas control the border ... well at least they weren't stupid and picked a safe place to camp Thank GOD .

  • JUANITA Sherman
    JUANITA Sherman 23 days ago

    Camping out isn't going to show you the truth. No ones going to make kidnapping women and raping them known .You are not very bright.

  • Kimberly Edwards
    Kimberly Edwards 23 days ago

    I see videos everyday with hundreds coming in at a time. This is misinformation at it's worst. Build a wall build a moat electrify it.

  • Karefor Urthall
    Karefor Urthall 23 days ago

    V_itriolic I_nsipid C_acophonous E_rrata

  • Sheryl Kenning
    Sheryl Kenning 23 days ago

    Fake news

  • Decadant Dog
    Decadant Dog 24 days ago

    Build the wall. End Immigration and Refugee programs in America Now!

  • Harpo
    Harpo 24 days ago

    So, all the videos we've seen showing border ranchers, border guards and residents all telling us how badly the wall is needed are liars? One rancher at the end of the existing wall says he didn't know he could just fence parts of his land and that would work.

  • David Salt
    David Salt 24 days ago

    Serious agenda reporting that is designed to side against Trump.

  • Gail
    Gail 24 days ago

    I hope your eating crow right now. 92 000 over the border.

  • Richard R
    Richard R 24 days ago

    Stupidity lives in good people too. For that man to say walls are good in urban areas but not out here is about the most ignorant thing a person could say. I have great suspicions for those who omit the importance of the wall. I believe the Border Security should keep a watch on the habits and activities of those who excuse the importance of a wall for the security of America. These suspicions rise all the way to the top of Washington to me. After knowing the things I know that is happening on the border, I really believe there should be an enormous concern about what people have to gain from not having or not supporting a wall.

  • D B
    D B 24 days ago

    Haha ..this guy

  • Le Grid Studio - נאמן לה '

    people.com/archive/the-grisly-secrets-of-a-lonely-ranch-vol-31-no-17/ camp on the south bank of the Rio Grand River fools then get back with us. that will be funny.