Arizona—Unwittingly, migrants crossing the border illegally are putting their lives in the hands of young people, and human trafficking has found this group a new way to transport them into the United States.
In an interview with Telemundo Arizona, a mother tells how her son’s life took a turn when seven migrants boarded the vehicle in which he was traveling with his friend. Now, they accuse him of being a coyote.
“He thinks about it a lot and he still tells me, imagine love because I was so nervous,” says the mother of the arrested and deported youth, a testimony she spoke on condition of anonymity Is.
The incident happened near the New Mexico border; When that friend and he reached a place and suddenly seven migrants boarded the vehicle.
The 18-year-old boy with a tourist visa was chased by the officers, then stopped, even though his friend demanded that he disobey.
The family hopes that he will return to this country despite being deported and that he was in the U Visa process because he was a victim of a crime before he was arrested.
Recruitment by WhatsApp or Snapchat
The trafficking of migrants by minors has become a common problem, and is that they are duped by organized crime.
Border Patrol Agent Jesus Vasavilbaso explains it this way
“This is worrying because it is for people of all ages, but we have also seen an increase in minors being recruited through WhatsApp or Snapchat, where they are told to pay $2,000 to travel across the border. going to make -$3,000″.