Border Control

The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Is What Terrified Migrant Kids Separated from Their Parents Sound Like

On a recording obtained by ProPublica, a Border Patrol agent jokes about the "orchestra" of sound from screaming and crying children.
Lauren Messman
6.18.18
immigration

We Asked People About Their Weirdest and Worst Border-Crossing Experiences

Border agents ask some fucked-up questions.
Graham Isador
1.23.17
Art

Artists Address Border Control: The Writing's on the Wall

Architects, activists, artists, and photographers explore the many manifestations and consequences of border walls.
DJ Pangburn
7.31.16
tech

Immigrant Laborers Will Be the First Victims of the Robot Takeover

America relies on immigrants to do the grunt work. So what happens when machines are able to take over menial labor?
Ted Hesson
3.2.16
News

The Miami River Is a Cocaine Trafficking Superhighway Once Again

Recent busts suggest the port of entry that once served as a hub of violent drug activity during the 1980s heyday of the "Cocaine Cowboys" is back at the center of the regional drug trade.
Francisco Alvarado
12.22.15
News

The First of Australia's 12,000 Extra Syrian Refugees Have Arrived

A family of five have been fast-tracked to Perth because the mother is pregnant and will be soon unable to fly.
Julian Morgans
11.17.15
Photo

Shoes, Books, Bullets, and Backpacks: Every Found Object on the Mexican Border Represents a Tragedy

Photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican composer Guillermo Galindo are turning human trash found on the US-Mexico border into instruments, giving a new identity to fragments of lost lives.
Eleanor Morgan
12.9.14
News

The KKK Is Using Candy to Lure New Recruits

Ku Klux Klansmen in South Carolina are using sweets and anti-immigration propaganda to bring in new recruits. But in an era of open-carry protests and border militias, the country's most notorious costumed racists are struggling to keep up.
Grace Wyler
7.17.14
News

This Nepalese Woman Has Saved Thousands of People from Human Trafficking

Anuradha Koirala is a 65-year-old woman who's spent the last 21 years saving women and girls from human trafficking in Nepal. We interviewed her about raiding mafia-run brothels and rescuing some 50,000 people from the sex trade.
Claudia McNeilly
5.29.14
The Hate Boat

New Border Policy: Don’t Return the UN’s Phone Calls

This week on the Hate Boat, Australia's foreign minister, Julie Bishop, is dropping dollars while Scott Morrison raises detention-center tensions to riot levels.
Mitch Parker
5.1.14
WEEDIQUETTE

Life's Weed Bonuses

In my weeded out life, I try to focus on the lucky little bonuses the universe throws my way. Many of these joys are a direct result of my struggling memory—a forgotten gram found in a neglected pair of pants or a condom discovered in my room in the...
T. Kid
8.18.13