A Mexican amusement park, about 800 miles from the border, has an attraction some Americans think trains illegals to sneak into the U.S.

In a PBS News Hour feature a park spokesman says the fake border crossing attraction is intended to **stop** illegal immigration.

"Our objective is to stop the immigration that exists amongst our citizens, principally from the state of Mexico to the U.S."

Critics like Curtis Collier, president of U.S. Border Watch, don't buy that explanation.

"I certainly think we need to be offended by it and we also need to be alarmed by it because I will assure you it is training facilities in an amusement park."

But another park employee emphatically denied that charge to PBS.

"We try to help people so that they won't leave. It's time to create some employment; to work with our own and regenerate everything or at least what we can."

The attraction involves fake coyotes and fake border patrol agents and visitors are taken through a simulated border crossing.