I don't believe most illegals are coming here just because of the reason they are escaping drug gangs but....
What a racket for the drug cartels! Obviously all these people are not storming through Mexico without the help of drug cartels.
Think of it. They terrorize people in their countries then turn around and offer them asylum in the US, take 5 grand or God knows how much, then ship them up and dump them in the US while raping them along the way, enlisting some into their gangs, selling some of them, making some foot soldiers, maybe some work as drug mules and think of the money they make.
What is $5,000 times just 100,000? It comes to 500,000,000!!!!
And the Democrat party is complicit in this for the cynical reason of more Democrat votes.
How *f" disgusting this all is.
We are funding drug cartels. I mean we are already doing most of it already with all the *F* drug dealers and users in the US.
You're mistaken about that. When someone enters Mexico illegally and we're out on patrol, they have a dread fear of talking to anyone.
The cartels might be making some money off of them at the northern border (and they are), but the robberies, rapes, kidnappings, selling of body organs, and murders of people who don't even exist on paper, make a target for the cartels that's just too good to pass up.
I've been out on patrol and had them run in fear of what I or others would do, and we wanted nothing other than to talk to them.
The cartel knows who they are because they stand at intersections washing windows, and are easily picked out due to their appearance and accents, and are then forced to work as assassins for them, almost always meeting a gruesome end.
No... the cartel is not helping them so they can make $3,000 - $5,000, hopefully getting them across the border, so they can then store them 50 to a room, until they can wait for their family members to pay up.
You said "they"· (the cartels) terrorize them in their own country, shipping them up, and that simply isn't what happens. The people that I have seen going north with an intention to cross the border, are from here, some had jobs, and they just decided they wanted to make more.
Other's had no jobs and decided they wanted to eat.
Others from central America? I can't say. They lie so much when we talk to them that it's difficult to figure out what happened, and with the common knowledge of them being raped or being forced to serve in something that will get them killed, it isn't the cartels alluring them with a promise to ferry them across for 5000 dollars that they don't have.
Take a look across the bridge that enters Tijuana... all that dirt you see in the wash, all the crosses posted on the fence on the road to the airport...each one either broke or dead... no... the cartels aren't making their money there. They make it off of drugs and weapons and politicians on both sides of the fence.