Smuggling illegal aliens into the U.S. is a two-billion-dollar business for the cartels and coyotes, but who's really footing the bill?
The Rand Corporation found illegals are paying between $3,000 and $10,000 for what is described as "pay-as-you-go" or "all inclusive" service to the U.S.Since many are coming from impoverished Central American countries, some are asking how they can afford it.
“Catholic Charities is probably involved in it in many ways,” says Curtis Collier with U.S. Border Watch.“Not so much where they would be doing something illegal, but certainly supporting the caravans as they migrate across Mexico and then once they get into the United States.”
Collier believes LULAC, MALDEF, and other political groups also may be involved.
“During the Cruz and Beto O’Rourke campaign, Beto O’Rourke himself admitted that his campaign sent several thousand dollars to the caravan, he openly admitted to it.”
Collier also blames Congress for tying the hands of agents who are forced to stand by and allow illegals to cross before taking them into custody.
“Border Patrol agents have really become travel agents,” he says.“All they do is coordinate where these people want to go and buy them bus tickets to get there, or airplane tickets in some cases.”
Meanwhile, video evidence continues to surface of large groups of illegals either digging under or walking around gaps in the existing border barrier.
The latest from Yuma, Arizona shows two men digging a trench underneath the existing barrier, allowing more than three dozen illegals to cross under.
Collier says he gathered his own video evidence for years, but nothing ever happened.
“The government people exactly what’s going on down there, they don’t want to fix the problem,” he says.“Both Republicans and Democrats have for one time or another, stood in the way of solving the problem.”