In advance of the regular series starting August 24th, Animal Planet’s doing a Sneak Preview of our new series Law on the Border this Sunday, August 19th. It’s set to air at 11pm ET/PT but definitely check local listings. There’s been a lot of debate over some of Arizona’s policies, but even for the liberal minded among us, things are very complex on the border. The threat from drug smugglers and human traffickers is real and a lot of the people involved in trafficking are victims themselves. The people making the money from this illegal business are not concerned with helping people find a better life. They don’t care if someone from Mexico needs to come to the U.S. to provide for their family back home. They don’t care if cancer patients benefit from marijuana treatment. They’re raking in billions of dollars and they won’t let anyone get in their way. Regardless of how you feel about immigration or our country’s policies on marijuana, the officers in Nogales are putting themselves at enormous risk to uphold the law. Beyond the political issues, they’re doing their jobs extremely well and they deserve our respect and admiration.