Ranching in No Man’s Land

Jim Chilton is a proud, fifth-generation cattleman who faces difficulties as a rancher along the U.S-Mexico international border in Arivaca, Arizona. I got the chance to travel with him along the porous border in January 2012, where he showed me a crossing area he said is routinely used by undocumented immigrants being smuggled in by drug cartels.

The resulting video profile was produced and published as part of The New York Times Student Journalism Institute, an annual training program that pairs student journalists with Times staffers.