Cartels Reportedly Offer American Teens Money to Smuggle Immigrants

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High illegal immigration rates registered amid the current US administration’s tolerant border policy has put American border agencies in turmoil, stirring a backlash from some lawmakers and law enforcement officials.

Southern cartels are reportedly offering money to American teenagers via social media apps to smuggle illegal immigrants across the US border, Fox News claimed on Wednesday, citing various ads.

According to the broadcaster’s assertions, criminals pay adolescents and young people at least $3,000 a ride to pick up a group of migrants approaching the US border. The “quest” is to pass checkpoints in a vehicle loaded with migrants and drop them off at a pre-specified location, from where the immigrants are purportedly taken by a cartel member to hiding places, scattered throughout the border.

As Fox News also reported, children often use their parents’ cars without asking permission and adults sometimes are not aware of the child’s profitable “hobby.” The US Border patrol, distracted by an overwhelming influx of minor migrants, does not immediately react to such breaches, claims the media outlet story.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced on Tuesday that he would deploy 250 National Guard troops to the state’s border with Mexico “to support law enforcement efforts,” adding that there is “no action” foreseen from the federal government.

Earlier, a number of Republican senators visited the Southern border and reported…

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