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

  • Опубликовано: 17 фев 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  Месяц назад +120

    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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    • Willy Warner
      Willy Warner 7 дней назад

      Willy Warner
      Go to a spot with heavy traffic not a spot where there has been virtually no one coming or going. Plus, spend a bit more time than you did.

    • Matthew Hitchens
      Matthew Hitchens 7 дней назад

      Go stay by Tijuana

    • mrtadreamer
      mrtadreamer 11 дней назад

      Sorry Vice, if you don't believe in God, there is no reason to believe in you.

    • Southern Style Homestead
      Southern Style Homestead 11 дней назад

      you spend one night on the border in a tent with a fire, no one in their right mind is going to come anywhere near your location a you can be seen for miles away; this is tracking 101, even i know this and i am not a hunter/tracker. there is no way that your "reporter" is going to see anyone in conditions like that. the most likely entry points are going to be near the ends of border walls and every time the wall is extended they will just come around the next end. most people are not going to go that far out into the wilds to enter the country; though as the wall get longer they will venture further and further out to get around the barriers. I am sorry but your premise and your method of proving your supposition is flawed, therefor your outcome is inherently flawed.

    • Jon Smith
      Jon Smith 11 дней назад

      +Thoughts and try to get out of your echo chamber it's not that bad and most people are pretty cool

  • jim hike
    jim hike 43 минуты назад

    No one puts up a partial fence around their property. For security. And cameras and drones and agents cost as much as the wall in the long run. People dont lock all but one door. Because they will get around to checking them all if they want in your hoyse. For the most part they dont break into your house if they see signs someone is their. As you close off easier points of entry they will go to that area. If your going to investigate something and report on it do a full investigation not a sarcastic UTube Video suporting your iews. I have much more faith in the Boarder guards than a u tuber.

  • 559 Cali MZ
    559 Cali MZ Час назад

    One time I was camping and I saw chupacabras

  • Owen Ward
    Owen Ward 5 часов назад

    I traveled to the middle of the desert, guess im the last person on earth

  • Aleks palomar
    Aleks palomar 6 часов назад

    Just paid. Political "cheap propaganda" reps are in charge of the caravans and all of that crap. 👎👎👏👏 so many years. And until an idiot comes. With the 💡 boom. In your. Brains. Lol. Keep dreaming. And go tax payers pey for that. Worthless wall .. Go. Free 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 still great. Without clowns . 👏👏

  • Lily is
    Lily is 12 часов назад

    12,000 people thought this was a legit argument/experience.

  • leverne Elmore
    leverne Elmore 18 часов назад

    I'm sorry this man that come up with this video is taking this as a joke. He need to go all down the border. It's just sad that there some American will go out of there way for other country and not their own. I really that God for Donald Trump.

  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama День назад

    Mexico is Americas #1 problem

  • nancy fontenot
    nancy fontenot День назад

    If they avoid certain spaces where there is no activity and only want more resources, when the wall is built here and there, then the illegals will travel to the empty spaces and they will be even more difficult to detect.

  • Elias Shadow
    Elias Shadow День назад

    I bett no one goes threw there bc the Farmers will shoot to kill.. Good for them.

  • President NotSure
    President NotSure 2 дня назад +2

    Talk about throwing a dart on a map and saying this is the pinnacle spot, sarcasm.

  • Eddie Miesch
    Eddie Miesch 2 дня назад

    There not there because of the mountain range come on go to a place where there is no mountain range.

    FOR THE BY&BY 2 дня назад

    You licked one area that is probably the most desolate and some still say they have ran into people being trafficked. Thanks for,proving the presidents point. Plus $100 billion a year in welfare is spent for illegals. What about my SSI. I have worked my entire life for that.

  • jdome jd
    jdome jd 2 дня назад

    I flew into Detroit once and didn't get shot. Don't see what all the fuss is about

  • Lucy Bond
    Lucy Bond 2 дня назад

    These idiots are paid to be stupid if there is no crises than DON'T luck your doors

  • William Mach
    William Mach 3 дня назад

    I didn't see you there in New Mexico. So that means you probably didn't go.

  • KnowBull Hockey
    KnowBull Hockey 3 дня назад

    The coyotes have information flowing in and out of Mexico where the openings are at any given time. They move swiftly, quietly wirh precise direction. Heroin is BIG BIG business with dirty people working border on borh sides!
    Build The WALL

  • Sophia Brown
    Sophia Brown 3 дня назад

    Problem is catch and release until the laws change they will keep coming 84000 last month. This is crazy

  • Constance Deise
    Constance Deise 4 дня назад

    Why Hatchia is lying I don’t know. What the other ranchers say and know about the murders, thefts and hundreds crossing on peoples property should help people see the dangerous situation. Border patrol will show you were the criminals pass. Who are these actors fooling. When one of their love ones is killed it will be too late. The wall definitely helps stop illegals

  • earl paul
    earl paul 4 дня назад

    You idiots didn't need to camp out to see the number of caravans have come up from Central and South America. How can you ignore those?

  • Ronster23117
    Ronster23117 4 дня назад

    Yeah right...We'll camp out and watch a hundred feet of the 1,954-mile border and make a blank statement there's absolutely no issue along the rest of the U.S.-Mexican border...

  • P F Flyer
    P F Flyer 4 дня назад

    Good job picking an area that doesn't get people crossing.

  • Will Yam
    Will Yam 4 дня назад

    Liberal fact nitpicking! Go where it makes the most sense to not have a wall. What happens to these places when effective walls are built and protected in other places? They then come to places like what is shown!!!! duh!

  • jose morales
    jose morales 5 дней назад


  • John Munro
    John Munro 5 дней назад

    Just talking politics?

  • Ruth Betlyn
    Ruth Betlyn 5 дней назад +1

    Glad you think this is funny? About 5 trillion in the last 25 years. Your money? That's if you pay taxes. 114,billion to 135 billion a year do the math. 72+ thousand deaths last year. Drugs! Border 2000 miles long. There ( they say) 22 million illegals out n our country!!!! Who in their right mind let's that happen!!!??? Congress, Senate that's who!!!😇😎Capt. Jac ☠️

  • M A
    M A 5 дней назад +3

    Gets some balls go where the real action is happening, just like Acosta to afraid to get where the real problems are. You don't look like someone that believes in the Demkkkrat way, they are the KKK, apparently you missed history class.

  • Anita Timmons
    Anita Timmons 5 дней назад

    Where the hell are all these illegals coming from then? I know some personally, and they came from somewhere!

  • mereana Mafi
    mereana Mafi 5 дней назад


  • Randy Bishop
    Randy Bishop 5 дней назад

    The simple fact is the same way trump has his supporters by the balls is how Hitler got his people to kill jewish people. He said mexico would pay. Now you're all mad that Congress did what the American people wanted and not waste our money on a wall.

  • Mudpaws Voom
    Mudpaws Voom 5 дней назад

    OMG what about Canada 🍁 we better put up a wall keep out all them dangerous criminals from there why they sell all that maple syrup en stuff sneaking in the country ,,,LOL 😆

  • Stacey Cabral
    Stacey Cabral 6 дней назад

    Trump needs to fact check before he opens that nasty hole in his face. I understand that we need security but building a wall is not going to make it better. He's just trying to make good on a campaign promise he should never have made. Declaring a crisis because he doesn't get his way is not the answer. Very much behavior of a dictator and selfish. If he cares so much about the American people why make federal employees suffer? Scare tactics and tall tales only incite violence and that is wrong. Every time an immigrant commits a crime that is used as an excuse to get rid of them. I never hear anything from Trump when someone that is not brown or black commits a heinous crime, killing people. Where's his anger then? I mean shouldn't we get rid of those people too? Send them back to where their ancestors came from? Doesn't sound so good when the shoes on the other foot does it? Why doesn't he put that much effort into fixing medical benefits for Americans? It's just a big shell game, distraction from what's really going on. Disgusting. As George Carlin said, America is circling the drain. If Trump is attempting to do something great for Americans and America... and I mean all Americans not a select few. I really would like to know what it is.

  • Rocky Comet
    Rocky Comet 6 дней назад

    FAKE NEWS!!!

  • Bob Yad
    Bob Yad 6 дней назад

    Wow, look for illegal aliens where is is none!

  • Leonardo Torres
    Leonardo Torres 6 дней назад

    More fake news

  • Rob C
    Rob C 6 дней назад

    VICE Y'all are Jokes! talk to ANY active border patrol agent along AZ, NM, or TX and they will tell you the stories and show you the proof of the massive immigration crisis this country is facing. It is BS "journalism" like this that keeps hurting our nation and emboldening people to come here illegally.

  • hecke1959
    hecke1959 6 дней назад

    My daughter camped by the border and was told she could not camp ,border patrol agents told her they will come over that border and kill you. We forget about the shoot out on our highways with cartels and law enforcement and the farmer who was killed a few years back on his own land in his own country. Mexicans use to call them bandits years ago now they are gangs or cartels they rob people coming in illegally.

  • Eric Salls
    Eric Salls 6 дней назад

    Ill take you guys gotta leave dude. They actually hate blacks.

  • Eric Salls
    Eric Salls 6 дней назад

    I personally know trails that pass 400 a day. Bodies every so often. Sad

  • Michael DeVerna
    Michael DeVerna 6 дней назад

    See the reality of what? Why didnt you go camp out where there is a problem? And if you guys actually paid any attention to what the president says you would realize that the wall is needed in the areas that you didn't camp out at. Maybe you should show problem areas instead of playing the liberal democrats games? Your little camping and showing the scenery video is just that a poor attempt at showing anything. Go where the wall is needed on our border and it is needed in a lot of areas

  • Jamie Wright
    Jamie Wright 6 дней назад

    Go camp were they do cross not were there 10 a month go were there's 100 a night

  • marlowhazel2
    marlowhazel2 7 дней назад

    Are they the only ones there or would they ride thr and let everyone see them

  • MrNiceGuy
    MrNiceGuy 7 дней назад

    Go to a random place where nobody really is and say there's no issue with the border. Let's take a logical look at this and just say I know for a fact there are places where people cross the border at massive levels. I was born and raised in LA and know of certain areas that people cross over in busses. They don't do it in a town where people see them, dumbasses

  • Felipe saenz
    Felipe saenz 7 дней назад

    Que baboso, debe ser Democrat!! Ve a Nogales, Tijuana al desierto de Sonora....y puntos intermedios.

  • drentoc
    drentoc 7 дней назад

    Who is the one person that would benefit the most from paying and saying illegal immigrants are taking your jobs and forcing their drugs on you 🤔

  • Terry Lunsford
    Terry Lunsford 7 дней назад

    The next time a Noreaster hits New York or Boston and they get 18" of snow with -10 degree wind chills Vice will send a reporter with a thermometer to prove that their is no Global warming where they are.

  • Terry Lunsford
    Terry Lunsford 7 дней назад

    I used to trust Vice as a credible news source, but for the past year and a half they have proven they are no different than the rest of the Lamestreet media. Vice is just a liberal hack media outlet that assumes it's viewers are stupid enough to buy into their deeply flawed logic. Sadly when it comes to libtards their assumption is true.

  • rikki campos
    rikki campos 7 дней назад +1

    A video about a dummy looking for $hit in all the wrong place's.

  • Judy Brown
    Judy Brown 7 дней назад


  • J T
    J T 7 дней назад +5

    I was on the Syrian border last week nobody getting killed! problem solved LOL !!!

  • Elmo Bennett
    Elmo Bennett 7 дней назад +1

    Rump's Deplorables will always be without a brain to think for themselves. Fake Border Crisis from a fake Prez

  • Tiny Whiny
    Tiny Whiny 7 дней назад

    Only the Agolf supporters see anything.........liars just like Agolf.

  • rip van wrinkle
    rip van wrinkle 7 дней назад

    Vice are low iq lemmings.

  • stanley h king
    stanley h king 7 дней назад


  • stanley h king
    stanley h king 7 дней назад

    PROPAGANDA that's a 100O miles of NOTHING BUT DESERT BEFORE YOU EVEN GET THERE !! you don't NEED a WALL there DUM ASS !! DUH!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rodney Rucker
    Rodney Rucker 8 дней назад

    They gonna eventually kill me for reposting.

  • tiggercares
    tiggercares 8 дней назад

    you have to think of it this way. once the wall is built in the Urban areas which will stop a lot of the illegals, drug smugglers and human trafficking, they will know about your lack of border fence / wall and they will move their business in your direction. so the whole Border needs to be secured, we have to make it hard for drugs, illegals and traffickers to get through. you may not have a lot of issues now but let the rest or the border get fences and or walls and not your area and they will come there to get through. the drug cartels surveil the border and have people in the US telling them whats going on and where.

  • Tamra Sant
    Tamra Sant 8 дней назад

    This emergency has been happening for 2.5 decades. USA is highly infiltrated ALREADY. Much more and America will be taken over by Sharia lovers and others who want to conquer us with out bullets. Globalist want open borders to cause chaos to bring in the Satanic control! Sleeping on the Border will only give you a possible snap shot. Look at our Country. Over 35 Jihadi compounds on US soil! Look at how the House of Rep voted to allow illegals to vote! Daily people sneak over at weak spots, but we have enemies with in helping invaders.

  • t Wayne
    t Wayne 8 дней назад

    My 2 year could make a better video then this.

  • Charles Parker
    Charles Parker 8 дней назад +2

    they don't come over in the winter dude at least up by the contenintal divide..
    and not in the middle of nowhere.

  • Steven Bartholf
    Steven Bartholf 8 дней назад +1

    Open land cameras

  • Steven Bartholf
    Steven Bartholf 8 дней назад +1

    This the democrates doing

  • Ray Johnson
    Ray Johnson 8 дней назад

    What a complete freaking idiot.

  • Paul Edwards Wolverine Cowboy
    Paul Edwards Wolverine Cowboy 8 дней назад +2

    So I'm going to prove that we don't need a wall by going to the farthest location away from the traffic area is possible.

  • tomtolbert32
    tomtolbert32 8 дней назад +1

    How long did it take you to find a place that was guaranteed not to have a border jumper?

  • marie renfro
    marie renfro 8 дней назад

    He knows exactly what he is doing.He was told to pick this spot. Go down to the border at tijuana. Why not? How much were you paid to come to this spot? People, we are not fooled. Stop wasting our time. Go ahead go to Tijuana and put it on TV. You won't. That would defeat your intent wouldn't it? We want yo see Tijuana.

    MEL VIDAL 8 дней назад +1

    One night is a crapshoot. You're just not in the right area. There are thousands of videos showing people crossing; many are mules with drugs on their backs & you think your pathetic video has more credibility? Go to the actual BP and ask them to take you out with them. Your night out was just a pathetic attempt for you to try & grasp attention.

  • Jose D
    Jose D 8 дней назад


    • Gary
      Gary 8 дней назад

      It is happening here too, just not in this spot at this time. Illegal crossing is happening all along the border in Arizona and New Mexico.

  • Gator Bait
    Gator Bait 8 дней назад

    Vice, stop making your so called journalist/hosts look stupid. Stick to what y’all know best, which is weed.

  • James Conley
    James Conley 8 дней назад

    Man just got through saying he guides the people to the trails been doing it for six or seven years now of course he don't want to lose his money Source you think he's out there guiding them for free I want Siri is he just a good samaritan

  • Ken DeVaney
    Ken DeVaney 9 дней назад

    That was the dumbest one yet Vice.

  • JoJo 70
    JoJo 70 9 дней назад +3

    Ahhhhhh amazing how choosing a specific area at a specific time can result in what YOU WANT TO SSE! Most property owners with metes and bounds just over the border are Fed up! This is a crisis and needs to be handled as such

  • dont be sad just hug a creeper creeper
    dont be sad just hug a creeper creeper 9 дней назад +1

    "once a while every year some make into town" that you know of

  • Pierre Loubris
    Pierre Loubris 9 дней назад

    every person has always a better solution. once the wall id done, then the spot left unattended will become chockig points

  • Jarrod Derby
    Jarrod Derby 9 дней назад

    I live on the boarder.. your video is crap

  • Daniel Griffin
    Daniel Griffin 9 дней назад +1

    If you leave a week spot on the border they will find it build the wall

  • Ken Proffitt
    Ken Proffitt 9 дней назад +3

    Because you didn't see it doesn't mean it's not going on. Go to a different part of the border. It's happening and will continue to happen but a wall and more patrols will make it better for them and us.

  • the tater
    the tater 9 дней назад

    Trump supporters don't like facts.

    • the tater
      the tater 8 дней назад

      Let me guess it's not fox news so it must be fake lol.

    • Gary
      Gary 8 дней назад

      This video is not a fact.

  • Mike Santonastaso
    Mike Santonastaso 9 дней назад

    This guy should go work for CNN !

  • Bud Bly
    Bud Bly 9 дней назад +1

    So do you think the people trafficking people are going to let you see them. SO SHUT THE HELL UP AND THAY SEE YOU WAY BEFORE YOU SEE THEM

  • g3307 district9
    g3307 district9 9 дней назад

    Anti Trump!

  • True Thought
    True Thought 9 дней назад

    Guided bow hunters in s. Texas. Encinal TX to be exact. We saw illegals daily. Evening hunts for feral hogs became next to impossible because of the foot traffic through the ranch. We were 17 miles away from Nuevo Laredo and the foot traffic was un real. We towed rail road ties behind the trucks keeping sinderos open and free of animal tracks so we could pattern our game. Within a few hours wed see animal tracks yea, but loads more foot prints of people. I'm all for immigration, but come the right way. Come through the front door and dont sneak in the back door. I'll be the first to shake their hand and welcome them to the United States. MAGA TRUMP 2020. Build the wall.

  • David Jarrell
    David Jarrell 9 дней назад

    Befus and butthead,
    You got the fire all you need now is some peyote!
    Try camping closer to a town jackass!

  • dman53
    dman53 9 дней назад +2

    actually the most obvious rebut is that that area has a god made natural wall of mountains. nobody said anything about walls where they weren't needed. or another great wall of china spanning the whole border.
    is this comedy, or shat-ire?

  • Van Inn
    Van Inn 9 дней назад

    This is the dumbest fake fact finding propaganda I have seen since Jim Acosta stood next to the wall you idiots

  • ThomasTheSailor Chubby
    ThomasTheSailor Chubby 9 дней назад +1

    So, there's NO immigration ?? LOL, Where's the babies getting RIPPED out of Parents arms. ?? Where's the 3/4 Million arrests each year?
    REALLY ? Lets go find the worst place to cross, and make a Video. !! This Video is beyond stupid.. It's a LIE, = Deception.

  • misty man
    misty man 9 дней назад

    30000 lastmonth alone..id say was crisis

  • Steve Thibault
    Steve Thibault 9 дней назад +1

    Hard to find a few more human Smugglers that might want to appear on camera

  • Paul Hanuska Jr.
    Paul Hanuska Jr. 10 дней назад

    2 out of 3 ppl vote that your video sucks...lol..12k up 8.5k down.

  • Van Inn
    Van Inn 10 дней назад +1

    What a surprise
    Have a conclusion and work backwards from your conclusion
    72,000 verified in custody just last month
    Stop human trafficking and drugs

  • Penny Anderson
    Penny Anderson 10 дней назад +1

    Just a few miles from there they are crossing dumb ass. Funny though they do want a wall + more

  • Eric L Krepps Sr
    Eric L Krepps Sr 10 дней назад

    Why fear of a wall?

    MADRA RUA 10 дней назад

    Didn't Trump claim vast sections of wall are already completed??

    • Darren Fowler
      Darren Fowler 9 дней назад

      A good portion of Texas and California.... Madra... Don't be an IDIOT!

  • PilotOdyssey
    PilotOdyssey 10 дней назад

    Congratulations Genius you found a peaceful section of the border then again we have no idea if your anyplace close to the border.
    Try contracting Customs Border Patrol CBP and ask the good people of CBP to show you the problem areas that Trump is talking about, Trump was given the info you played at the beginning of your FAKE NEWS Hit Piece from CBP reports, your never going to find the FACTS with your Leftist Open Borders attitude, your not fooling anybody.

  • C.J. Perron
    C.J. Perron 10 дней назад

    Why in Gods name would humans cross in a an extremely harsh environment when they are doing it in more life friendly areas. Plus the wall isn't going to be built there!
    These guys are clowns!

  • Tina Hoerchler
    Tina Hoerchler 10 дней назад

    We need a wall it will not stop everyone but it will deter many and it will help our border patrol do their job easier and better the wall is only a part

  • Sai Maradugu
    Sai Maradugu 10 дней назад

    Why Would illegal people come near a tent

  • Rashad, the Stranger
    Rashad, the Stranger 10 дней назад

    Stupid Video.

    APPLIANCE me 10 дней назад

    This guy is really blind and naive

  • James Nava
    James Nava 10 дней назад

    Stupid video! The people want the wall period!