Border disorder: The business of human smuggling

Monday, May 26, 2008

Reporter Lowell Bergman has been covering the Tijuana border for nearly 40 years. In a new PBS FRONTLINE/World documentary, "Mexico: Crimes at the Border," he investigates the inner workings of the business of human smuggling and the temptations of corruption for U.S. border guards.

It's now a lucrative operation: A trip across the desert can cost more than $2,000, and crossing with counterfeit documents can cost as much as $10,000.

FRONTLINE/World's "Mexico: Crimes at the Border" airs Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at 9 p.m. Eastern on PBS.

Guest: Lowell Bergman, FRONTLINE/World correspondent.


Chelsea Merz

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