Amid the national political rhetoric around immigration and border security — and the red-hot fight over Donald Trump’s proposed wall — we're rolling out "Life on the Line," a 10-minute mini-documentary on what a day in the life is really like in a high-traffic Texas smuggling corridor.
And you can preview it live on Facebook, followed by a Q&A with reporters Jay Root and Julián Aguilar, if you tune in Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. CT.
You’ll follow a "coyote" moving undocumented workers through the woods, hear from a Guatemalan teenager recounting her long journey to South Texas, ride along with a busy team of U.S. Border Patrol agents, roll through a Mexican border town wracked by cartel violence and listen to a rancher explain his rules of border survival.
Check out the trailer below, and in the meantime, sign up for our Facebook event here.
Like what you see? You can read the other installments of our yearlong Bordering on Insecurity project here.
So far, reporters on the project have revealed the much-guarded list of jurisdictions with “sanctuary city” policies, told the story of a U.S. citizen mistaken for a foreign felon in Dallas and — in a first — crunched the numbers of undocumented immigrants in Texas prisons.