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  5 months ago +144

    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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    • Justin Time4action
      Justin Time4action 6 days ago

      Whoever is bankrolling Vice needs to be DUCT-TAPED.

    • Ricky Rocks
      Ricky Rocks 13 days ago +1

      Vice fact checking? 😐😆😆 That is hilarious

    • Andy Johnson
      Andy Johnson 14 days ago

      Fake news

    • Mine Finder
      Mine Finder 20 days ago

      Try reading some of the comments on this video. Virtually NO ONE agrees with you.

    • Kane Kraft
      Kane Kraft 23 days ago

      The guy goes to a place they admit dont have a problem. Genius. Wasnt even smart enough to edit that part out. You know you can go sleep on a corner 8n Chicago as well. But sleep on the wrong corner and you will have serious problems.

  • Al Alva
    Al Alva 22 hours ago

    Lol. Go to Tijuana, juarez and bet you change your mind. Fake fuckin news, nice try

  • Lisa B.
    Lisa B. Day ago

    This is total bullshit fake news! 😠🔫🇺🇸😠🔫🇺🇸😠🔫🇺🇸😠🔫🇺🇸😠

  • Paul K
    Paul K 3 days ago

    9.8k and 1. Wont get that 6mins of my life back, also unsubbin.

  • Marton Steve
    Marton Steve 3 days ago


  • Fire Ball
    Fire Ball 3 days ago

    So stupid

  • Carl Silva
    Carl Silva 4 days ago

    All the republicans disliked this lol. White nationalists, racists, and neo nazis are destroying our country. Its about time somebody uses that for their presidential campaign.

  • rocksteady4me
    rocksteady4me 4 days ago

    I think Trump is crazy

  • Paul Thomas
    Paul Thomas 5 days ago

    Did this age well?

  • Justin Time4action
    Justin Time4action 6 days ago

    Top Vice contributor: George Sorros. Its a shame, i think the enquirer has more legitimate journalism. I used to be a fan of Vice.... Cannibal Generals of Liberia days. When they would go into the belly of the beast. Now they report on what dispensaries have the better weed. FOH with that nonsense.

  • Wyoming Grown
    Wyoming Grown 6 days ago

    It's a real crisis now isn't it

  • Alma Fraser
    Alma Fraser 6 days ago

    Enough if your crap

  • Alma Fraser
    Alma Fraser 6 days ago

    Until you see your wife or children bound up by the Cartel then you will understand Good luck, try living out there then you will speak from the other side of your face.

  • Jesse Lute
    Jesse Lute 7 days ago

    I used to like y'alls news......used to..

  • Jesse Lute
    Jesse Lute 7 days ago +1

    Funny how you go to a small town in new mexico... try Texas you twats

  • Jeffrey Smith
    Jeffrey Smith 7 days ago

    One of the most disingenuous Vice reports I’ve viewed. Alzo Slade should be absolutely ashamed of the dishonesty in this “reporting”
    Vice, you have a responsibility to be transparent and unbiased yet you continue to drive a narrative against a political party.
    When you sit next to your colleagues at lunch and talk shop imagine why the majority of America continues to lose trust and go back down the timeline of misinformation. You’ll find the truth if you’re capable of being honest with yourself.

  • Diane Fogle
    Diane Fogle 8 days ago

    Fake news. Fake reporter. God will it ever stop?

  • winston ledford
    winston ledford 8 days ago +1

    wrong spot dude .

  • winston ledford
    winston ledford 8 days ago +1

    they were on their way look at july 13 2019.

  • JayFrost
    JayFrost 8 days ago

    Why if i were an illegal alien want to cross there anyways???? lol....I think Vice is CNN.

  • Christopher
    Christopher 8 days ago

    spin doctor

  • Johnny's Loco
    Johnny's Loco 8 days ago

    You saw no activity in the area you went to because most of the people cross in areas closer to more populated areas where they can get caught easier then claim asylum. The cartels control the flow. Areas of big activity change constantly. Besides you didnt go to an area like Trump described. Be honest and go to where the bigger groups are crossing. Then you will see what is really happening.I am tired of all these illegals passing through my neighborhood at 2am in the morning on their way to stash houses. We dont know who these people are. They also bring in alot of garbage that is left all over the place out in the boonies damaging the environment.

  • J Law
    J Law 8 days ago

    lazy fact checking at its best.

  • Jon Tucker
    Jon Tucker 9 days ago

    oh yeah, this one place, no problem of course not. scum bags

  • Billy Batson
    Billy Batson 9 days ago

    So much hate on immigrants yet every lineage has immigrated. People leave places where they have nothing to lose. And then u shut the door.

  • Britestr621
    Britestr621 9 days ago

    What an unbalanced report.

  • Tennessee Honey
    Tennessee Honey 9 days ago

    Making light of a very serious situation! SHAMEFUL. THIS IS FAKE NEWS BULL SHIT!

  • Joseph Dietz
    Joseph Dietz 9 days ago

    That is the stupidest answer that I hear when someone says well they will get a ladder . Where is the freaking ladder store they are talking about how far does someone have to carry that ladder and yes give up your water to carry a ladder . Plus we are putting sensors in the fences so that once one is leaned up against the fence CBP is on the way as they know the quadrant and location of potential illegal entry

  • Gypsy Heart
    Gypsy Heart 9 days ago

    Fake news.

  • Douglas Bedore
    Douglas Bedore 9 days ago

    light a fire, that always attracts illegals

  • Braulio bill
    Braulio bill 9 days ago

    how do you light a fire and expect to see any one lol

  • Bonnie Brock
    Bonnie Brock 10 days ago

    Full of crap Vice.
    Did you go back in March, April and May in 2019 and see the over 150,000 to 300,000 illegal aliens coming over the border each month. Did you go to TX, AZ and CA borders too in those same months. NO!!! Of course not.
    Because you KNOW much more are illegally crossing in those states, then in New Mexico. Vice, you are so full of it.

  • psil o cybin
    psil o cybin 10 days ago

    Sounds like Trump's trafficked a few tranny's in his time

  • Destiny Lyautey
    Destiny Lyautey 10 days ago

    😂😂🤣 this is joke news, right?

  • milton pacheco
    milton pacheco 10 days ago

    WOW...You must think Americans have an IQ of 10...LOL...Got to Idaho next time and see how many illegals cross into Utah...

  • RORO roro
    RORO roro 11 days ago

    Why is the reporter wearing a black mask the entire video? Oh, wait........wtf?!

  • Tim Poisson
    Tim Poisson 12 days ago

    Hey Vice, try riding along with ICE in a place they say is a big problem. That story won't fit your preconceived narrative, but it will be much closer to truth.

    LEE LAWRENCE 12 days ago

    we traveled arizona via bicycle, step in the deserts, 1/2 mile from where we SLEPT, people were found periodically shot through back of head, hands bound, execution style, meanwhile, met a rancher to TOLD US they used to leave a mobile home with supplies for the crosses (years ago)... but now, they come through in droves, wrecked his mobile home, fire in living room, toilet bowl pulled out and thrown into yard, feces left where toilet used to be....

    they locked up, they man the property with ARMED men now... daily... too bad, your vid is a JOKE to those that have LIVED on the boarder... so stop talkin outcha but

  • Mark Gupton
    Mark Gupton 12 days ago

    Vice is a joke. Developed quite a crisis in the 4 months since you were there. You must think all people are as stupid as you are deranged. Why is the Left so against a wall at the border. Bet you lock the doors to your house at night.

  • tony 22
    tony 22 12 days ago

    Slap her red headasssssssssss

  • Sandy Mitchell
    Sandy Mitchell 12 days ago


  • Mine Finder
    Mine Finder 12 days ago

    I used to think there was no faker news than CNN, until I watched VICE.

  • David Fernandez
    David Fernandez 12 days ago

    They probably work for the cartels

  • Lobo Cuatro
    Lobo Cuatro 12 days ago

    Way to downplay the seriousness of the situation.
    It is unfortunate that reporting is no longer about getting a story right. It is about pushing an agenda.
    You left out the part about the cartels, human trafficking, drug trafficking, drug mules, people dying in the desert, women being raped, people getting robbed, damage to the property of American land owners, paying a tax to get across, etc....
    Try embedding yourself on the Mexican side and follow someone across. That would actually put you in harm’s way and provide you with a better perspective.

  • James Bench
    James Bench 13 days ago

    a Set up for sure by Vice, Like all their reporting. Find the least, hardest to cross area and camp out. Vice is a Joke.

  • Nick Boyd
    Nick Boyd 13 days ago

    leave it to these clowns to misinterpret and misinform. This problem is real and a danger to our democracy. Democrats dont care all they want is votes. So sad.

  • Dave Casebolt
    Dave Casebolt 13 days ago

    Wow this guy must be applying for a job with CNN. In others words FAKE NEWS!

  • Robert Blassmann
    Robert Blassmann 13 days ago

    Your in the wrong place!!! You know there are no crossing there but yet your trying to say there is no problem, go in to Texas El Paso, Tornillo, Preidio This all borders Chihuahua which is ALL Cartel owned by the Sinaloa & Gulf cartels. Let me see you put your tent there I'm sure your balls are not big enough. BRING YOUR GUNS.

  • Joe Me
    Joe Me 13 days ago

    And the Verdict is in.....FAKE NEWS!!! These people are not pouring in to these rural areas where you can see the terrain is not easily accessed or accomadating. They try to go into the cities to blend in and to get sanctuary. Very Biased.

  • altha 2014
    altha 2014 13 days ago

    I remember when watching TV in a car was illegal, my aunt had a small TV back in the early 70;s was the thing to have, she got pulled over watching General Hospital on the way home from work

  • Bonnie Cleaveland
    Bonnie Cleaveland 14 days ago

    What a waste of video, and a reporter with an agenda....

  • Tony Crawford
    Tony Crawford 14 days ago

    if one is trying to sneak across they sure wouldnt last long in that hostile enviroment

  • Tony Crawford
    Tony Crawford 14 days ago

    well if you go to google earth and search along the new mexico "boot" you will find NOTHING, no mexican cities, towns, houses, NOTHING but hostile desert. so looks like hbo found a cherry picked site to run their bullcrap show to show the democrat masses sitting in their big cities that Trump is lying!!! id rather trust the words of the people like this lady here and border patrol agents than HBO

  • Andy Johnson
    Andy Johnson 14 days ago


  • Jeff Grays
    Jeff Grays 14 days ago

    Just this may then june. There were 150,000 caught crossing. Well over half a million this year so far. How do some still believe, that this is not unsustainable. The estimates from 2 years ago show illegals cost our country upwards of 80 billion a year. Thanks to Obama we already have a huge national debt and 20 trillion in deficit. Stop sending money to other countries and allowing a million people a year from riding our system. Obama and Soros are laughing from behind the scenes. Our collapse is and was their agendas. Stop this insanity. 5 billion one time cost for a wall. Or 80 billion every year for illegals. This dude has not seen a high volume are ever. I have had border jumpers try to steal horses, tools , equipment and anything they can put their hands on. People like this moron refuse to see an issue. But they would be the first to scream if it happens to them.......

  • ct hoffman
    ct hoffman 15 days ago

    The .cartels that run these borders are some of the most savage people on earth. Instead of camping away from society and in middle of nowhere, go camp with the cartel soldiers one night and see what you see big guy... wouldn't have too many jokes then. You don't think young kids and women aren't getting snatched up like money lying on the ground then youre wrong. You don't see the heroin epidemic when now the majority of mexican fields aren't marijuana and coca anymore, it's poppy... just because people don't like trump they try to argue his stance on this when basic education would show the border and cartels is a serious and deadly problem... maybe not for you, but for families who are innocent that live on the border.. hard to sell smuggled drugs in a desolate area where you are.. camp on the border in populated city areas linking to Texas and California and see what's up... even then youd probably miss most of it under you..

  • mike diamond
    mike diamond 15 days ago

    It's a crisis!! Yes President Trump is right !

  • Barry Mcbrush
    Barry Mcbrush 15 days ago +1

    VICE =Very Inaccurate Covering Events

  • Barry Mcbrush
    Barry Mcbrush 15 days ago

    Very weak report. If it's even a report at all. Thumbs down. Waste of time.

  • outlaw505
    outlaw505 15 days ago

    fake ass news!!

    TONDUR 15 days ago +1

    You are an Idiot.

  • Joseph Sokoloski
    Joseph Sokoloski 15 days ago

    One spot a Quater mile strech, no duck tape no vans.. Must be fake about the migrants..

  • Big Lee
    Big Lee 15 days ago

    If you do back in search to videos when Obama was President when Bill Clinton was President and other leading Democrats all have said did we need more border guards that no one should come in any legal search for yourself you will see Democrats have said this for years Trump just did something about it the Democrats talked about it but now that he did it they're upset it was the Democrats idea first

  • Michael Mccluskey
    Michael Mccluskey 16 days ago

    I put a wall around my house and it keeps stray dogs from pooping on my grass, and most people out... some people and rodents still come onto my property and that's why I have video cameras and dogs.... a wall isnt 100% but it definitely helps!

  • Fred Burns
    Fred Burns 16 days ago

    Vice is a liberal pos

  • shooter woods
    shooter woods 16 days ago

    The white guy is the type who went to CANADA during the VIETNAM WAR!!!!

  • darkwolf2298
    darkwolf2298 16 days ago

    So called crisis??? Oh Vice, give me a break. Almost as bad as CNN

  • J Belfort
    J Belfort 17 days ago

    Why didnt you go sleep over night on the Texas border?

  • Sherry B
    Sherry B 17 days ago

    The problem is if there is no wall in this non populated area the illegals will start coming through that area when the wall is built in the heavy populated areas. So a wall is needed across the whole border

  • gatewaymofreight
    gatewaymofreight 17 days ago

    put heavy machine guns every 100 yards on the boarder

  • Dale Dalton
    Dale Dalton 17 days ago

    No one crosses a mountain range you stupid city dweller.

  • Gundisaluus Menendiz
    Gundisaluus Menendiz 17 days ago

    yup, no border crisis, just like there's no homeless crisis in California and NY. you guys are the best, you proved our president he's wrong and you lunatics are right again by camping in the desert.

  • Sable Ann
    Sable Ann 17 days ago

    Wow, this wasn't set up at all. This location was carefully chosen.

  • Jani Baldonado
    Jani Baldonado 17 days ago


  • Mitch Young
    Mitch Young 17 days ago

    Oops, better memory-hole this. Now The Party Line is that there *IS* a crisis.
    Vice, the "Youth"* division of the Propaganda factory.
    *Youth defined as anyone under 45.

  • Donna Smith
    Donna Smith 17 days ago +1

    If Jesus came back as a Immigrant how would (YOU) treat him?

    • Ryan Secorde
      Ryan Secorde 14 days ago

      I would shoot the false profit

    • Donna Smith
      Donna Smith 15 days ago

      j hardman --you didn't read the question, please read and not all Immigrants are illegals.

    DEAF CHIHUAHUA 17 days ago

    146,000 illegals were apprehended crossing our borders last month! Check your FACTS!! Those were just the ones that were caught or that turned themselves in. There are at least twice that many that weren't caught that made it across. By year end we will have at least 1.5 MILLION!!

  • Nolan varner
    Nolan varner 17 days ago

    Is this a joke ????

  • SOS DD
    SOS DD 17 days ago

    Here we are are what 4 month later. Making fun of President Trump. Proved you are dead wrong.

  • richard bowes
    richard bowes 17 days ago

    Viet Nam ,we had our punji stakes. and Booby traps. Surprised how we forget so quickly.These are good resources .

  • Gary W
    Gary W 18 days ago

    Fake news. Reported.

  • Barbie E
    Barbie E 18 days ago

    So you mean the media showing the thousands of illegals crossing the boarder.The same media that talked crap about Trump, lied to us?I knew it we can't trust the media.

  • ak Alksdr
    ak Alksdr 18 days ago

    So it wasn't a crisis them but it's now according to the Democrat hipocrits & guys are the useful clowns.

  • Sonny Kelley
    Sonny Kelley 18 days ago

    Hopefull some illegal will show up & blow there brains out

  • MERLIN/Michael Reynard

    We had agents attacked in the Yuma AZ area.. vice news is joke news run by the democratic slave masters

  • Daniel Mancilla
    Daniel Mancilla 18 days ago

    Vice...Democratic party new agency.

  • travis eastlick
    travis eastlick 18 days ago

    There's a reason why very little people try to cross there and they're not going to have a problem until that place starts to look like a prime route with the least resistance. Only a fool would think that just because they can't even smell trouble doesn't mean it's not coming. if you don't know any Spanish whatsoever and you meet up with a group of illegal aliens, the first word you going to learn really well is the Spanish meaning of feet

  • Forrest Moore
    Forrest Moore 18 days ago

    Fake news!!!

  • Shiela Shales
    Shiela Shales 18 days ago

    El Paso go there,, do you work for CNN vice???

  • Dajilus
    Dajilus 18 days ago

    So happy to see so many people calling out this bullshit. I used to like VICE, maybe a few years back, but now it's all garbage. This isn't news anymore, it's soy boy propaganda.

  • Glenn Collins
    Glenn Collins 18 days ago

    Just more evidence of democratic lies.

  • chewy526
    chewy526 19 days ago

    LMAO You dunbass

  • Jesus Carrasco
    Jesus Carrasco 19 days ago

    Have seen several "vice" episodes too many. Has biased agenda driven reporting.. hence, camping in area known for nothing. Nextime an area know for trafficking..

  • Uneuphemistic, platonic superfruit

    There is some hostility even violence from some Mexicans towards white people who own anything. Rafting tours on the Rio Grande have been put out of business because Mexicans climb up high in the mountains and shoot at white people for fun, Pancho Villa style.. This mostly happened in the 80s and 90s, but their intimidating ways and the unduly pride of many Mexicans has hurt the morale and wiped out businesses of white people.

    JOE KEYS 19 days ago


  • Tory Moreno
    Tory Moreno 19 days ago +2

    Biggest transnational gang: THE US MILITARY 😂😂😂 #imperialism

  • sailingsolar
    sailingsolar 19 days ago

    Holding employers who give illegals money is where to start. Follow the money! Illegals can follow it, cut of the flow of money that is attracting them and they won't come.

  • Marvin Pitney
    Marvin Pitney 19 days ago

    Just more fake news by a democrat plant make it a real news story and find another place that the people say there are tons of crossings. Show us the real story.

  • Mine Finder
    Mine Finder 20 days ago

    I love how you left wing loons chose areas where nobody crosses. Your credibility just dropped to zilch.
    Ask agent Brian Terry if there's danger on the border. Oh wait, he's DEAD. Kill by the guns Eric Holder and Barack Obama shipped to Mexican drug cartels.

  • Alex Tamborski
    Alex Tamborski 20 days ago

    They didn't even try to see the other side