Chinese risk it all to reach US

Increasing numbers take dangerous routes via Mexico to reach what they call "Gold Mountain".

    " /> ">

    Chinese migrants know the United States as "Gold Mountain". That name was coined in the Gold Rush, but it is still used today - by the hundreds of Chinese trying to gain entry to the US using increasingly unsafe methods.

    Many take dangerous routes to reach the US, but that does little to discourage increasing numbers of Chinese from risking it all across the Mexican border to get here.

    Mike Kirsch reports from the US-Mexico border in Arizona in the latest of Al Jazeera's special reports on immigration in America.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    More than 300 people died in Somalia but some are asking why there was less news coverage and sympathy on social media.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Kobe Steel: A scandal made in Japan

    Kobe Steel: A scandal made in Japan

    Japan's third-largest steelmaker has admitted it faked data on parts used in cars, planes and trains.