Decades After He Crossed Into The US, He’s Letting Other Immigrants Use His Borderland To Do The Same
Ociel Mendoza was just 18 when he crossed the US–Mexico border with a group of friends and traversed a 400-acre ranch in Texas in search of seasonal work as an undocumented immigrant. Little did he know, more than four decades later, he’d own the land and make it easier for others like him who are seeking a better life, much to the chagrin of US border officials.
“I was undocumented once myself. Who am I to stop them?” Mendoza told BuzzFeed News.
The border was a different place in 1979....