So – speaking of illegals. This is odd – a little report from the Guardian on a town in Mexico where tourists can pay to go through a simulated experience of being an illegal immigrant crossing into the U.S.

First reaction was to roll my eyes.

But in the video the man running the program presents it as a tribute to all those who have given so much to try to improve their lives – often losing those lives in the process. If it truly is done with an eye to educating people, really showing them the hardships people endure, kudos to them.

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The videos on the Guardian are normally very spare and this one is no exception. One would of course, like a little more info – perhaps a chat with the person who organized it, whose idea it was, reactions of some of the other participants. Sadly, Guardian video usually leaves one asking for more like that.

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