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article imageMexican theme park features illegal border crossing attraction

By Kevin Fitzgerald     Jun 28, 2013 in World
Pachuca - In an attempt to discourage illegal immigration from Mexico into the United States, a theme park has created a simulated illegal border crossing complete with a fake smuggler.
UPI reports that for the equivalent of $20, visitors at the Parque EcoAlberto theme park, which is located approximately 800 miles south of the U.S.-Mexican border, can go on a "Night Walk" along a seven-mile course. Along with the fake smuggler, guests will also hear the sounds of barking dogs and see fake border patrol agents while they are on their journey. The entire journey takes about four hours to complete.
According to The Inquisitor, people who live in the area where the theme park is located do not have a problem with the attraction and are pleased that the new addition is able to provide jobs to local townspeople.
Maribel Garcia, who is one of the park's administrators, told PBS:
"Our objective is to stop the immigration that exists amongst our citizens, principally from the state of Mexico to the U.S."
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