Since President Joe Biden took office illegal immigration has spilled over expectations to the helpless gaze of border guards, and to the alarm of Mexico, which has seen an increase in organized crime, around the border.
“The human smuggling business is booming as record-breaking numbers of illegal immigrants cross the border, but don’t blame Mexico,” according to OAN of March 11.
It added, “Blame Joe Biden as the President of Mexico says the surge is directly linked to the perception of Biden being the ‘migrant president.’”
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador referred to Biden in this crisis saying, “They see him as the migrant president, and so many feel they’re going to reach the United States,” following a virtual meeting between the two on March 1, quoted Reuters.
López Obrador proposed, “We need to work together to regulate the flow, because this business can’t be tackled from one day to the next.”
Intelligence reports pointed to the hope of CCP Virus vaccines for migrants and greater protections for unaccompanied children as possible attractions for increased illegal immigration, in addition to Biden’s welcome.
For the criminal cartels, the great migratory wave is an opportunity that they exploit by refining their strategies.
On the one hand, large caravans alternate with small groups of illegal aliens entering through increasingly remote and dangerous places.
The greater influx of people increases the recruitment of drug mules and kidnapping for money, according to statements by Cesar Peniche, the attorney general of Chihuahua, the state with the longest stretch of the border with the United States, according to Reuters.
Cartel coyotes now use social networks such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and YouTube to alert illegal aliens of active checkpoints.
They also share transportation system schedules such as for freight trains and post where to camp and how to fake it with immigration authorities, Peniche explained.
One of the ploys they use when confronted by immigration officials is to lament that they have been victims of crimes and in the case of the younger ones, that they have been threatened with death by gang members.
The recommendation to bring children continues to be one of the strategies to facilitate aid and speed up asylum applications.
The fees that coyotes charge illegal aliens represent an enormous source of income; the accompaniment of an unaccompanied Central American minor could cost $3,250.
Africans and Asians would have to pay close to $20,000 each.