I'm not usually moved by these shows, but this one resonated with me. Living on this side of the border, meeting people who have been deeply affected by immigration policy, it's not just about catching illegals. There are stories of struggle and hope. Men with children. It all plays out like a game. When a band of illegals get caught, the jubilant US Border Patrol hi-five themselves for a job well-done. Young boys on the Mexican side throw rocks at la migra as they look for weaknesses in the system. A never-ending battle to keep people on their side of the fence.
No answers here about how to open the borders just enough to let the good ones in and keep the bad ones out, but hopefully shows like this reveal something deeply wrong in our system and don't just sensationalize it down to drugs and hi-fives.