Life in the poorest city in the US – BBC News

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Life in the poorest city in the US – BBC News
There’S not much of a future here border between Mexico and the United States each its leash. This is it kind of difficult because of the jobs there’s not too many here, Tobias, so we’re kind of going down. This is the border between the United States and Mexico. See how peacefully is now you can hear the birds chirping? It wasn’t always the Border. It is now because of some treaty that happened somewhere in our history, that every time you have a border you going to have problems, because the people on this site are going to say it’s illegal, to bring listen, listen. And the people on the other side are Going to say well, it’s illegal to bring those things over here. This is what it’s like to live here on the border. Arkansas Convalescent Hospital can mandala come here with hope, someday. Somebody will we’ll see the opportunity to come here and set up a big company of some sort, for our people can have a job that is our biggest dream.
In the tiny city of Escobares, Texas, 62% of residents live below the poverty line.

That’s the highest rate of any US city with more than 1,000 people, according to the 2016 US Census Bureau survey.

Directly on the US-Mexico border, the city struggles with crime and unemployment.

But local officials say they’re trying hard to lift Escobares out of the cycle of poverty.

Video produced by: Cecilia Barria and Mohamed Madi

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