Watch: Mexico Theme Park Offers Illegal Border Crossing Experience

With President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration, Americans are paying special attention to what’s taking place in Mexico and along the southern border. An interesting discovery has just come to light: a theme park roughly 80 miles north of Mexico City, called Parque EcoAlberto, has an attraction, called “The Nightwalk,” that simulates illegally crossing into the United States.

For roughly $17 USD (or $350 Mexican pesos) a person can make a trek through the simulation. If they’re wanting an “extreme” version of the simulation, they can pay $24 USD (or $500 Mexican pesos) for an additional six hours.

According to park administrator Maribel Garcia, the goal of the simulation is to “bring awareness” to what the situation is like for those who decide to cross into the United States illegally. The amusement park was also designed to be a source of employment for those in the area, since the region previously relied on agriculture. The region failed to grow though because of its lack of roads, sewer, power and telephone systems.

“Our objective is to stop the immigration that exists amongst our citizens, principally from the state of Mexico to the U.S.,” Garcia told PBS back in 2013. “We try to help people so that they won’t leave. It’s time to create some employment, to work with our own and regenerate everything, or at least what we can, even though it might be slow going.” . . .

Here’s a promotional video that hows what the encounter is like:

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