The Village Voice profile the story of Antonio, an eighteen year old Mexican boy who lives in a small village outside of Puebla, in southern Mexico. He like many other immigrants, tells his attempt of illegally immigrating to the United States. "If he makes it to New York, Antonio will become a link in what the locals call 'the chain'," a group of men and women who have left their home, being lured by the big city of New York. The article examines the working conditions immigrants take up once they arrive in the United States and the family life of relatives who are left behind in Mexico.
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