Story Line

Beyond the large groups of people crossing illegally into the United States and handing themselves over the Border Patrol, are the lesser-known individuals known as the “Gotaways.” This group of illegal immigrants evade Border Patrol and attempt to make their way past state and local law enforcement to get farther into the United States. Who are they? Where are they going? What are their plans? This documentary takes you to a small border county in Texas to show you the impact of the gotaways on local ranchers and law enforcement. “Gotaways” is the first documentary of its kind, a high-energy, fast-paced, front-row seat to the biggest border crisis in America’s history. Learn what it is really like to live on the southern border and how the crisis ultimately affects all of America.