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"Border Crisis" tour shows realities of life on Arizona-Mexico border
No matter what side of the fence you may be on regarding the U.S. immigration debate, there's a tour in Arizona that wants to show you what migrant life is like along the U.S.-Mexico border. Gray Line Tours of Arizona now offers the tour Border Crisis: Fact or Fiction, which is designed to give travelers an apolitical look at a very sensitive subject.
Gray Line's Border Crisis tour will take visitors to see the border fence, a pedestrian bridge connecting the United States and Mexico, and a working ranch that straddles the border. Travelers will get to watch Customs and Border Protection Agents in action and take a walk through the desert where hundreds of migrants try to cross into the U.S. each year. Another stop on the Border Crisis tour introduces travelers to 65-gallon plastic tanks installed by Humane Borders, a humanitarian organization whose "sole mission is to take death out of the immigration equation." "It's a hundred-and-something degrees out here. You're dying of thirst. That's what this is for, with or without a map, whether you found it on purpose or whether you stumbled across it," says tour operator Bob Feinman in this CNN article about the tour.
Border Crisis: Fact or Fiction begins today and operates approximately every two weeks through next spring. The cost is $89 and it includes lunch.
Photo courtesy Gray Line Tours