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  Month ago +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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    • Matthew Hitchens
      Matthew Hitchens 4 days ago

      Which is a lie? This guy or the tons of documentarys on illegal immigrants, Mexican gangs, people smuggling and sex trade that your company has made. Please give me an honest answer how you can support both sides.

    • Willy Warner
      Willy Warner 11 days ago

      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 12 days ago

      Go stay by Tijuana

    • mrtadreamer
      mrtadreamer 15 days ago

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

    • Southern Style Homestead
      Southern Style Homestead 15 days ago

      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.

  • plantz
    plantz 7 hours ago

    Vice is CNN's GIMP. and should be as shut down as the clown network is going to be.

  • TeenyStudio Flicks
    TeenyStudio Flicks 11 hours ago

    Maybe not send so much US military to foreign posts? They could do a tour of duty patrolling the border of their own country. They might not mind working for their own home front. Reinforce walls at common illegal entry spots and patrol the rest by the extra military personnel. Of course the illegal entry points will shift over time when violators can't break through but those new hot spots can get reinforced then as well. This would allow reinforcement along the border to spread out in the future years and defer the cost needed into the future as well.

  • A.C. Skipper
    A.C. Skipper 18 hours ago

    Would you stop feeding stray
    dogs if they were spreading rabies?

  • Elmer vest
    Elmer vest 19 hours ago

    You look in one place and expect to see something. Try going to the areas where this IS taking place. Stop trying to make the population believe nothing is going on. I've been to several areas and have seen the illegal immigrants crossing. Try something else. This doesn't float. Stop watching trash on TV and trying to make it look real. Does someone need to take you to the danger spots. Unlike you, illegal immigrants don't use the mountains. Flat ground is easier to traverse.

  • Chandy Huang
    Chandy Huang Day ago

    According to some comments section. Vice is deliberately choosing a Low crossing area.
    According to my comments section. Some people deliberately told vice to choose the high crossing area.
    According to trump. We need to give a wall to all mexico border.
    According to the interview by vice to the border people. A wall is good but at least we need some resources.
    Btw i am just asking but if there's a country that don't allow immigrant, would you move there? (i am searching any stupid answer)

  • Larry Marquez
    Larry Marquez Day ago +1

    How bout u camp out in TJ and NOT where the immigrants ARE NOT! morons.

  • carlos chavez
    carlos chavez Day ago

    Come and camp in Misson tx border and Rio Grande city and see whats really going on? I dare you! You will be singing a different tune, guaranteed. I dare you! and by the way go to an area that does not have Border patrol and a wall and show us theres no problem.

  • CJ Miller
    CJ Miller Day ago

    There are areas worse , and they do plan on more security also. Why don't you go to where the problem is big, just like CNN your showing an area not affected yet, trying to make the President look stupid, 76,000 aliens, undocumented, migrants, whatever you call them came in last month, what is crazy you have the U.S. citizens who complain about welfare cuts, food stamp cuts and new regulations, and then are against a border, did you ever think if our government didnt have to house, feed, and take care of these people until they figure out what to do with them that all that money could be used to help out WE THE PEOPLE instead of every other countries people? If you work, have insurance with your employer (usually you pay part) and happen to get sick and won't be able to return to work for atleast a year or so, you are screwed unless you are fortunate enough to have the kind of insurance that pays a percent of your wage, because there is no help at all from the government unless you are considered totally disabled, so then you eventually lose everything, including your health insurance because you have no income, you cant get your medicine so you end up sicker, if it weren't for family and friends helping not sure what would have happened, was actually buying insulin from some one still getting a script that they didn't need anymore. Then these people from Syria, kenya wherever get help for 5 years to get on there feet???? That is pure 100% bull💩💩. I am back working full time after 2 years so that the taxes taken from my check can help people get free stuff. YOUR WELCOME !!!

  • Jerry P.
    Jerry P. Day ago

    High voltage fence would help out there. Maybe some motion detectors. There are ways just do it. Before a lot of innocent people get hurt, and I am not talking about new people crossing. Draw some lines and stand by it.

  • Norman Sawyer
    Norman Sawyer Day ago


  • Danny Danko
    Danny Danko Day ago +1

    Personally, I never saw slavery in the US. It must not have happened.

  • Patricia Crowell
    Patricia Crowell 2 days ago

    They're in the entertainment industry, and I don't much trust anything out of hollywood. Everyone knows their agenda and what line Vice will take. Do a complete job Vice, not a biased and incomplete one.

  • Filthy Frank
    Filthy Frank 2 days ago

    3:03 - 3:20 CARLITO oof

  • Roger SoCal
    Roger SoCal 2 days ago

    80 % of women trying to sneak across the border are raped by the coyotes they hired or others. Are you saying they don't exist ? You're using 1st grader reasoning and insulting all the victims of illegal alien criminals. In 2011, an average of 25 Americans were killed each day by illegal aliens (mostly drunk drivers). You can't see their graves by camping at a deserted part of the border either.

  • Michael Mccarthy
    Michael Mccarthy 2 days ago

    I couldn't watch all this video...
    they call this balanced reporting.

  • Jaden Hurtado
    Jaden Hurtado 3 days ago

    The wall is a symbol, they are gonna bring it up just to put it down for the new world order . Think about the Berlin Wall, every thing is a stage

  • Jaden Hurtado
    Jaden Hurtado 3 days ago

    New world order design, the Kabbalist elite want a one world goverment we’re isreal is the capitol of the world

  • Daniel Maestas
    Daniel Maestas 3 days ago

    Why would Americans work when they can just live off the government? Just because your lazy asses can't do doesn't mean you should stop the people who can

  • Daniel Maestas
    Daniel Maestas 3 days ago

    You are all idiots and because of this wall is why we will all go to hell

  • Harriet idowu
    Harriet idowu 3 days ago

    In trumping world who sees things others can’t see😂😂

  • Steve Farris
    Steve Farris 3 days ago

    Is this a cnn affiliate? Dumb question. Sorry.

  • tigerman mccool
    tigerman mccool 3 days ago

    I went deer hunting , there was deer tracks everywhere , I didn't see any while I was in the tree stand.....so there must not be any deer

  • Matthew Hitchens
    Matthew Hitchens 4 days ago

    Which of your reporters is lying Vice? This guy or the tons of documents you guys make on Mexican gangs, drug smuggling and sex trade workers?

  • Chadwick Doyle
    Chadwick Doyle 4 days ago

    A wall there will be nessasary once the walls built where its needed. Of course if you camp out at the deepest part of the desert your not going to find crossings. Why would they cross there when they can walk right into El Paso? Close off the populated areas and you'll see things change quickly. I spent time at the El Paso border they come in by the thousands there. This video claims they don't track the number of people crossing its more like their not going to tell you idiots anything. Build the wall...Trump 2020.

  • jim hike
    jim hike 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    One time I was camping and I saw chupacabras

  • Owen Ward
    Owen Ward 4 days ago

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

  • Aleks palomar
    Aleks palomar 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

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

  • leverne Elmore
    leverne Elmore 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    Mexico is Americas #1 problem

  • nancy fontenot
    nancy fontenot 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

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

  • President NotSure
    President NotSure 6 days ago +2

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

  • Eddie Miesch
    Eddie Miesch 6 days ago

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

    FOR THE BY&BY 7 days ago

    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 7 days ago

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

  • Lucy Bond
    Lucy Bond 7 days ago

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

  • William Mach
    William Mach 7 days ago

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

  • KnowBull Hockey
    KnowBull Hockey 7 days ago

    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 7 days ago

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

  • Constance Deise
    Constance Deise 8 days ago

    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 8 days ago

    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 8 days ago

    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 8 days ago

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

  • Will Yam
    Will Yam 9 days ago

    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 9 days ago


  • John Munro
    John Munro 9 days ago

    Just talking politics?

  • Ruth Betlyn
    Ruth Betlyn 9 days ago +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 9 days ago +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 9 days ago

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

  • mereana Mafi
    mereana Mafi 10 days ago


  • Randy Bishop
    Randy Bishop 10 days ago

    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 10 days ago

    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 10 days ago

    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 10 days ago

    FAKE NEWS!!!

  • Bob Yad
    Bob Yad 10 days ago

    Wow, look for illegal aliens where is is none!

  • Leonardo Torres
    Leonardo Torres 10 days ago

    More fake news

  • Rob C
    Rob C 11 days ago

    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 11 days ago

    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 11 days ago

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

  • Eric Salls
    Eric Salls 11 days ago

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

  • Michael DeVerna
    Michael DeVerna 11 days ago

    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 11 days ago

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

  • marlowhazel2
    marlowhazel2 11 days ago

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

  • MrNiceGuy
    MrNiceGuy 11 days ago

    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 11 days ago

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

  • drentoc
    drentoc 11 days ago

    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 11 days ago

    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 11 days ago

    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 11 days ago +1

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

  • Judy Brown
    Judy Brown 11 days ago


  • J T
    J T 12 days ago +5

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

  • Elmo Bennett
    Elmo Bennett 12 days ago +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 12 days ago

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

  • rip van wrinkle
    rip van wrinkle 12 days ago

    Vice are low iq lemmings.

  • stanley h king
    stanley h king 12 days ago


  • stanley h king
    stanley h king 12 days ago

    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 12 days ago

    They gonna eventually kill me for reposting.

  • tiggercares
    tiggercares 12 days ago

    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 12 days ago

    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 12 days ago

    My 2 year could make a better video then this.

  • Charles Parker
    Charles Parker 12 days ago +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 12 days ago +1

    Open land cameras

  • Steven Bartholf
    Steven Bartholf 12 days ago +1

    This the democrates doing

  • Ray Johnson
    Ray Johnson 12 days ago

    What a complete freaking idiot.

  • Paul Edwards Wolverine Cowboy

    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 13 days ago +1

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

  • marie renfro
    marie renfro 13 days ago

    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 13 days ago +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 13 days ago


    • Gary
      Gary 12 days ago

      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 13 days ago

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

  • James Conley
    James Conley 13 days ago

    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 13 days ago

    That was the dumbest one yet Vice.

  • JoJo 70
    JoJo 70 13 days ago +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

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

  • Pierre Loubris
    Pierre Loubris 13 days ago

    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 13 days ago

    I live on the boarder.. your video is crap

  • Daniel Griffin
    Daniel Griffin 13 days ago +1

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