Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Training to be Illegal

Illegal aliens are a major problem in this country. Those making the illegal border crossing now have the opportunity to take a training course in how to avoid the "migra", or border patrol if you actually speak English. For $15, you can match wits with immigration Park attraction in Mexico offers reality, but doesn't amuse lawmen
EL ALBERTO, MEXICO — "Run! They're on our tails!" shouted a man in a ski mask as he led 15 people down a steep ravine and into a thorn-infested thicket. Gunshots pierced the night air. Sirens wailed. Then came a voice, sounding like the Border Patrol. "Don't cross the river!" someone yelled in a heavy accent. "Go back to Mexico where you belong!" Welcome to one of Mexico's strangest tourist attractions: A park where visitors pay $15 to hike across fields and through treacherous ravines, a grueling experience aimed at simulating an illegal journey across the U.S.-Mexico border. "We want this to be an exercise in awareness," said Alfonso Martinez, who acts as the chief smuggler at EcoAlberto Park in central Mexico. "It's in honor of all the people who have gone in search of the American Dream." The park, funded in part by the Mexican government, compares crossing the border to an "extreme sport" and tells participants that they, too, can "trick the Migra," slang for the Border Patrol. Real-life agents are not amused.
Neither am I. Read the rest here.