Risking exposure and possible deportation, an undocumented college student tells his immigration story to spread awareness of his and the plight of other undocumented youth in the United States and encourage the passage of the DREAM Act and comprehensive immigration reform.
Jose Montes says he jumped the fence when he came to the U.S. illegally 30 years ago. He then went back to Mexico a year later to play in his band. When he returned to the U.S., he got caught by U.S. Border Patrol, but was able to get back into the U.S. on a subsequent trip. He is now a U.S. citizen.
Check out the following video, which documents my travels with Humane Borders, a group that sends weekly volunteers to the Sonoran Desert to refill water jugs. Their mission is to prevent deaths in the desert. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9uLY1ehjog