April 8, 2021 | From The Daily Mail
As the crisis at the border worsens, evidence is coming out that smugglers are using Facebook to advertise and exploit potential migrants. Here’s what we know:
- Alleged smugglers have been setting up public pages on Facebook to hawk their services to Central American migrants
- The since-deleted pages were seen by NBC News and showed that smugglers are charging $8,000 to ferry migrants over the Mexico-United States border
- One of the messages posted by a purported smuggler read, ‘travel to Mexico to the United States. Costs $8,000. 100 percent safe’
- A potential smuggler also warned parents that children would be allowed to cross the border only if they were traveling alone . . .
Human smuggling networks have been hawking their services on Facebook, guaranteeing illegal entry to America for Central American migrants, including unaccompanied children.
The smugglers, NBC News reported, are charging $8,000 for the ‘100 percent’ safe voyage which includes a perilous passage through the U.S.-Mexico border that has claimed the lives of many.
The since-deleted messages were posted on public Facebook pages, some which were named ‘Migrants from Various Countries in Mexico’ and ‘Migrants in the Mexico-U.S.A. Border Awaiting Hearing.’
A post written in Spanish promised migrants access to ‘travel to Mexico to the United States. Costs $8,000. 100 percent safe.’ . . .
(Excerpt from The Daily Mail. Article by Adry Torres. Photo Credit: Getty Images)