Skip to comments.U.S. teens recruited to drive migrants from Mexican border
Posted on 04/11/2022 3:25:12 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
SUNLAND PARK, N.M., (Reuters) - Seventeen-year-old Santi sits in his car outside shops in Sunland Park, New Mexico, watching a pulsing blue dot on his mobile telephone.
Human smugglers have hired him to pick up migrants here, less than a mile from the Mexican border, and take them to nearby El Paso, Texas.
His shiny red mobile phone pings every 15 seconds. He and the migrants share locations, as a contact on the U.S. side messages instructions.
The high schooler with a high-fade haircut is among a growing number of U.S. teenagers in communities from Texas to California recruited to transport migrants crossing the Southwest border, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Around one in four drivers caught smuggling migrants last year in the Sunland Park-Santa Teresa area were children, most U.S. citizens living locally, according to U.S. Border Patrol, which began recording the juvenile driver data in fiscal year 2021.
Mexican youth have long guided migrants into the United States. Recruiters tell both Mexican and U.S. teens they are unlikely to face legal consequences because they are minors, according to around two dozen government and law enforcement officials, attorneys, migrant advocates and local residents Reuters spoke to.
U.S. children as young as 14 learn of the work from social media and friends and transport mainly Mexican adults.
The young drivers can earn hundreds of dollars per migrant, and locals jokingly call them "Ubers." Some see it as a way to get ahead in Sunland Park, a working-class town with three times the national poverty rate where a third of residents are under 18 and many children live with grandparents.
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Need to impound their car and take them for a one way ride into the desert.
“..Need to impound their car and take them for a one way ride into the desert....”
Yep. Make em “disappear from the face of planet earth”.
Nobody knows where they went....poof, just “gone”.
It’s a jobs program in Biden’s America.
Be sure to re-elect Amnesty Senators Hoeven and Rubio...
What is this "migrants" s**t? They are illegal invaders and benefit thieves who ae here to suck the taxpayers dry via welfare from the oh so generous (with OUR money) US government. They're thieves and criminals not "migrants"
See ya at the bill signing. /W
Many years ago, I had a girlfriend from El Paso. One of her friends was caught bringing in leather purses to sell in her store without paying duty on them. The purses were seized. As she was driving off, she flipped the agents the bird. A couple of days later they dropped by to seize her car as well.
But I don’t think Brandon’s Border Patrol is allowed to do that.
The 1968 “Dirty War” in Mexico all over again. We are about to have bad problems in this country.
Confiscating their car is a great idea. Only have to do a few and it will stop. Also make human smuggling an adult crime and let them do time.
The cartels control out border now we need to understand this and roll over and take out meds and drugs like good citizens, because by the end of 2024, 20% of all US citizens will be illegal thanks to Biden, and thanks to the weak GOP and all their supporting organizations: Antifa, BLM, woke corporations, BBB, and so on.
Whatever cartel is using them probably already has that planned for when the teens are no longer useful.
Seize everything as part of their criminal conspiracy, charge them with felony federal crimes, and put a stop to this real quick. No compromise, no leniency.
Soon pedoJoe will say he used to do it.
From Yahoo Sports . Com
Agreed. The children are facilitating the movement of military-aged males from all over the world. But...Team Biden and Soros-funded D.A.'s will not allow that.
What is needed is a discreet, anonymous, local workaround.
Arrange for parents to learn of the child' s activity. Inform the child the parent(s) is informed and that there will be severe results to the family if the behavior continues.
From Yahoo Sports . Com…
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Any other concerns?
It didn’t concern me. I thought it was funny.
How about putting the parents in jail?
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