Video: Living on US-Mexico Border, Native Americans Face Daily Struggles

Article publisher: 
ABC News
Article date: 
28 June 2013
Article category: 
National News
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This investigative video reveals that drugs and illegal aliens cross the US-Mexico border into the Tohono O'odham Nation. Drug cartels are becoming more aggressive in smuggling drugs into the United States, while the US Border Patrol is becomming more aggressive in trying to halt criminal activity. Native Americans on the Tohono O'odham Nation are significantly impacted with breakins, vehicle theft, and crime.

A tribal leader states, "When they say that the borders are secure on the US-Mexican border, that is not true. They are not secure. If you come to Tohono O'odham, they are not secure."