” … Back in 2019 when Andre and I were poking around the banks of the Rio Grande in a nearby town, we came upon an inflatable boat full of potential migrants hiding in the weeds on the American side. As soon as he saw us, the oarsman paddled back to Mexico. (See video below)
Now such a smuggler would simply drop his passengers off and let them surrender to the Border Patrol, Cavazos said. At that point they would be bused to a processing center and then released to await their hearings.
This presents little problem for the town of Los Indios, of which Cavazos is no longer mayor.
“People in the other parts of the country look at this and think it’s a border problem. But there’s really no reason for the migrants to stay here and compete for a minimum wage job,” he said. “They’re coming to a neighborhood near you.”
Whether that’s good or bad is in the eye of the beholder. But there has to be a better way to handle this.”
Comment: IMO the cartels now are in control of the border. They sign up people for transportation from deep in Mexico and Central America to the US border. They have a sliding scale for the fee for service setup. Mexicans pay the least, Central Americans pay more, people from the rest of the world pay a lot more. Some people sign contracts promising to pay after entry into the US. This means that they will be servants of the cartels after they are living in the US. After having been signed up, they are given color coded wrist bands, assembled into groups and transported north. The groups are sent across the border as a unit, sent through gaps in the border barriers at times in which the cartel managers believe the CBP will be absent. The cartels are actually clearing the lanes through which they send migrants. It is reported that houses of American residents that are in the movement lanes are being burned to eliminate prying eyes.
A couple of observations:
1- If the US is such a terrible place, a country filled with racist hatred as Kamala Harris said yesterday, why are all these people trying to come live here?
2- IMO the non-Latinos are foolish in subjecting themselves to the cartels in Mexico. They could walk across the Canada/US border just about anywhere they wished to do so. pl