Bettina Hansen

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I got so lucky today.  As my mom would say, ‘my guardian angels were with me’.  I didn’t think I would ever get to witness this.  But boy, is it easy to get from one side to the other.  It seemed like these guys were just testing/practicing because they didn’t have anything with them and hopped right back over.  Either they saw border patrol (which is 99% likely anyway) or they were just intending to give it a test run.  After making it over to the U.S. side, they scampered back over and ran into the city.  It was physically pretty easy for them.
Men scale the fence into Nogales, Arizona from the Mexico side

Men scale the fence into Nogales, Arizona from the Mexico side


Written by bettinahansen

September 24, 2008 at 7:39 am

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  1. I think what you have captured in your photo is so empowering. It displays humanity as a whole because the fence is a representation of our fears and unfounded hatreds. The men are just trying to survive and tend to their families. God knows no boundries…the clouds float over effortlessly. We are all one family and no barrier will keep us apart. Keep up the great work Girlie…I’m a big fan of yours!

    James Burns

    October 7, 2008 at 6:23 am

  2. Amazing shot, you are right your angels were with you. I pray that you stay safe and that those days when you are away from us your angels continue to watch over you and protect you.


    October 16, 2008 at 4:04 am

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