That's just it, I didn't get the impression that they were urging people to cross the border. To urge them would have been to portray the US as the land of milk and honey. All this pamphlet did was tell them how not to get lost in the desert and to avoid coyotes. It also told them that they should try coming here legally first.
The whole general tone is yes it's easier if you can manage to get over legally BUT if you go illegally then ..... first of all mentioning all the Mexican government offices all throughout the USA --- the Consulates which will assist them in breaking USA laws. "If you decide to use the services of "polleros", "coyotes" or "pateros" to cross the border, consider the following precautions to take:
Don't let him out of your sight; remember that he's the only one that knows the terrain and therefore is the one that can get you out." Don't trust the smugglers.... BUT if you get one ---- don't let him out of your sight ---- after all --- he knows the area and can get you past the border very easily...." Don't beat your children and wife ... but if you do try not to get caught..... but if you do get caught contact the Consulate ---- we're there to make sure you aren't punished under American laws.....
The pictures are even worse --- the first pages show the walking across the border --- behind women with big shapely behinds. The Rio Grande is portrayed as a small narrow creek. Then when it tells them to get legal aid --- an almost porno-shaped woman is standing there --- the lawyer? It's a very bizarre little book --- but not when you consider the source.