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Border Patrol: 200 undocumented migrants found in trailers, car trunks in past 3 months

January 28, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Border Patrol: 200 undocumented migrants found in trailers, car trunks in past 3 months

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From October 2015 through today human traffickers have used an array of tactics that have placed the lives of thousands of undocumented immigrants in danger, all for the sake of gaining entry into the United States.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection have rescued 200 migrants either stuffed in car trunks or sealed in the back of tractor trailers in an attempt to elude border patrol inspection stations since October 1st.

According to Breitbart Texas, Human traffickers who succeed in getting migrants across the Rio Grande, then immediately take them to stash houses on the border, where they mobilize plans to get past federal checkpoints, usually located 30 and 80 miles north of the river.

“Human smugglers are callous individuals, who prey upon the desperation of immigrants, These people have no regard for human life and treat immigrants as commodities. These unscrupulous individuals use tactics that place the lives of immigrants and the general public in extreme danger,” USBP said in a statement.

Such tactics were on display during a rescue that occurred as recently as last weekend after CBP agents in Falfurrias discovered six migrants locked in the back of a tractor trailer at a secondary inspection point.

Over the course of the same weekend, Border Officers found another five other migrants locked in the trunk of a car.

Since 2014, human traffickers with the Gulf drug cartel have shifted smuggling routes, transforming the Rio Grande Valley into the primary trafficking hotspot where they attempt to sneak thousands of Central Americans into the U.S.

The Gulf cartel’s human smuggling operations have directly led to a humanitarian crisis on the Texas border as they turn profits from their criminal ventures, on the backs of undocumented Central American migrants who endure torment in their quest for a better life in America.

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