Why Jose jumped the fence: A story of illegal immigration

October 26, 2010 by
Filed under: Arizona, Immigrant Stories 

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.

Watch the video below as Jose explains why he chose to enter the United States illegally. Also, Jose shares his views on Arizona’s controversial immigration law SB 1070.


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