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Watch Jorge Ramos Swim From the U.S. to Mexico

Many Central American and Mexican migrants get to the U.S. by swimming across the Rio Grande River. Many don’t survive the river’s strong undercurrent, and if they do, many then fall victim to dehydration navigating the scorching hot desert in search of a border town. To get a feel for the treacherous conditions thousands of migrants face, Fusion’s Jorge Ramos decided to swim the river.

Watch Jorge Ramos Swim From the U.S. to Mexico

Many Central American and Mexican migrants get to the U.S. by swimming across the Rio Grande River. Many don’t survive the river’s strong undercurrent, and if they do, many then fall victim to dehydration navigating the scorching hot desert in search of a border town. To get a feel for the treacherous conditions thousands of migrants face, Fusion’s Jorge Ramos decided to swim the river.

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