This is the story of Juan Macías, who met 8 “poleros” while dealing with about 30 immigrants on his way to the United States
Current avalanche Undocumented towards United States In Mexico, this not only exposed the humanitarian drama, but also exposed the multi-billion dollar immigrant trafficking that treated people as commodities.
Every year, thousands of illegal entries are recorded on the border of 3,200 kilometers, 4.2 billion USD per year These traffickers are called “Coyote” or “polleros”According to a UN report in 2018. In 2010, the agency estimated that these profits were $6.6 billion.
As with other forms of organized crime, this is controlled by drug traffickers, although the first contact may be the immigrant’s neighbors, mainly Central Americans.
Honduras Juan Macias (name changed) was troubled by poverty and paid for one of the networks in March. $ 7,000 He came across a family loan.
Now, he hopes that US President Joe Biden (Joe Biden) can get some immigration benefits from it, or try to get through it in his own way.
Marcias said that he treated eight “polleros” with about 30 immigrants during the trip.
Even though former President Donald Trump adopted a “zero tolerance” policy, traffic did not stop, but Biden rebounded and offered to formalize it. 11 million undocumented And stopped the family separation.
Óscar Hernández, a researcher at Mexico’s Northern Frontier University, said that these traffickers “found a threshold in Biden’s speech and began to attract more people.”
But the president only postponed his plan to increase the number of refugees and temporarily set Trump’s historical minimum at 15,000 (in Latin America: 3,000), which triggered criticism from the Democratic Party.
arrest Undocumented in the U.S. They soared 71% in March to 172,300, while the number of unaccompanied minors doubled to nearly 19,000.
After those people Long and dangerous journey On foot, in a wagon or by train.
After the President of Mexico condemned the criminals for “implying immigrants to bring children,” Andres Manuel Lopez ObradorIt was announced this Sunday that it would propose to Biden a plan to gradually regularize these people.
The traffic was originally controlled by the Mexicans and was related to a plan that allowed them to work in the United States between 1942 and 1964.
Over the years, they have been replaced by criminal companies capable of undermining the authorities and employed by “scammers” who have helped to cross Border between Mexico and Guatemala, Even those who carry a ladder to pass the fence through the United States.
In 2020, Mexico is investigating many networks. According to the United Nations, among the immigrants, there are also Cubans, Haitians, Africans, Chinese and Indians.