Smugglers Abandon Woman In EXTREMELY Compromised Position – Almost Died
(TargetLiberty.org) – Although there are checkpoints all across the border between Mexico and the United States, human traffickers are still finding ways to smuggle illegal immigrants into the country. Recently, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents in San Diego found a woman lodged between the slats of a partial wall erected to keep foreigners out of California.
On August 2, smugglers were prying open a gap in the partition for the El Salvadorian woman to fit through, but their equipment failed. When she couldn’t squeeze past, the criminals abandoned her there to die. BP Sector Chief Aaron Heitke posted pictures of the event on social media while rescuers attempted to free her. It took EMS crews, border patrol agents, fire department workers, and the Mexican government to complete the task, but they were successful.
This story had a happy ending, but others haven’t been so fortunate. In June, 53 migrants died in the back of a tractor-trailer after traffickers locked them in and abandoned them in the Texas summer heat.
A Deadly But Lucrative Business
An additional incident on August 2 occurred along another section of the wall, where an 11-year-old child from Jamaica jumped off the elevated structure toward human traffickers. The coyotes then passed a toddler over to criminals waiting on the other side.
The business of unlawfully bringing foreigners across country lines is lucrative for the smugglers, so they continue. Despite the dangers, desperate people pay unknown sums of cash for a chance at the American dream. According to a Twitter post from Heitke, those seeking to enter the US illegally can pay “upwards of $10k” to their handlers. Of course, there’s no guarantee the people will survive the trip and no telling what will happen on their route or once they enter the United States.
This morning a 11yr old Jamaican national jumped from the border barrier at the direction of smugglers. Moments later a 3yr old child is perilously passed down. Smugglers continue to charge upwards of $10k to be smuggled into the US, all with little to no regard for their safety. pic.twitter.com/sXZQJl9SSl
— Chief Patrol Agent Aaron M. Heitke (@USBPChiefSDC) August 2, 2022
A Growing Problem
In June, CBP reported that over two million illegals have attempted to cross into the US since October 2021. Those numbers are startling, considering encounters haven’t breached a million since 2006. Clearly, this is an ongoing issue that doesn’t seem to have an end in sight.
With so many people desperate to call America their home, there’s obviously no shortage of humans for nefarious smugglers to charge big bucks for a way to circumvent the system. Sadly, some of them pay with their lives.
What should the United States do to stop this trend and discourage people from using coyotes and traffickers to gain illegal entry?
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