Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Wall of Words

"Since last year, agents in Arizona have called Mexican and Central
American television and radio stations and newspapers, asking for the
opportunity to tell of the dangers of crossing illegally, particularly
through the Sonoran DesertThe outreach, which was initially greeted with skepticism, is being embraced.  Newspapers in the Mexican
states of Chiapas and Michoacan have run stories based on their
accounts. Outlets in El Salvador and Guatemala have followed suit. Some
ran photos provided by the Border Patrol of packed safe houses and
emergency rescues.  "Immigrants are mistreated, assaulted, lied to, made fun of and women are often raped," was the lead to one story in El Diario de Hoy, a daily newspaper in El Salvador.  The
efforts are considered successful enough that this year the agents
expanded them to U.S. cities with large immigrant communities, including
Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago, Seattle and Atlanta