Warner Todd Huston of Publius Forum has a question. It’s a very good question which deserves an answer. His question was derived from this English version of a recent AP article about the how and the who and the costs involved in moving tens of thousands teenagers and children from Central America to the southern border region of the United States. If you want to understand how this extremely well organized human trafficking business works, the AP article is a must read.
The investigative reporters learned that those wanting to come to the US are charged anywhere from $2500 to $10,000. Typically, they pay half up front and then along the way another portion must be paid by wire transfer ( by a family member or sponsor) and the final payment is paid by wire transfer when they are about be turned loose on American soil. The coyote or escorts have to make many payoffs along the way.
The question that Mr. Huston raises is: how did 60,000+ indigents come up with that kind of money? It’s a good question. It is a well established fact that many immigrants in the US, both legal and illegal, send dollars back to their families in their country of origin. Could that explain the incredible surge of illegals coming from Central America in recent months? Not likely, in my opinion. What is happening, while amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants is such a hot-button issue, seems to be a very well orchestrated action. It makes one wonder if the Mexican government or the US government are behind it? Could the drug cartels be creating a smoke screen to make it easier to move drugs across the border? Could NGO(s) supportive of amnesty be financing this surge of illegals? Obviously, we don’t know the answers to these questions, but they deserve to know who is paying the freight, don’t you think?
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?