"In Mexico if you choose to work for the government, like a police officer or military soldier, you choose to back the drug cartels and turn on your families. If you stay a citizen you just get the bad end of it. People disappear all the time. Here, it's different. And some people from Mexico who come here still have a hard time believing that police aren't in with the gangs and drug dealers. But it's different here in America. "
-Mexican immigrant/south Dallas