There is no limit to the dangers of social media, and most notably, TikTok. “Coyotes” or cartel-linked human smugglers, “have been posting high-quality promotional videos, which show them escorting illegal migrants across rivers” reports Foreign Desk News.
Media reports are declaring the migrant smugglers social media “influencers” who advertise the illegal transportation of humans into the United States for over $10,000 per individual, according to the TikTok videos.
Foreign Desk News writes:
By using words on TikTok like “sueño americano” (“American dream”), “levanto” (“pick up”), and “inmigrantes” (“immigrants”), it revealed dozens more accounts of suspected coyotes.
Speaking to the New York Post, an alleged human smuggler said the charge for him to sneak a Mexican immigrant into the US was $10,500.
On YouTube, Soy Xulen, whose handle is @ELINMIGRANTEAVENTURERO, which means “the migrant adventurer,” had footage of smugglers in camouflage slipping illegal immigrants over the border.
Videos include the smugglers taking people, including children as young as 7 years old, on dusty paths to vehicles bound for the U.S., as well as in rafts crossing the Rio Grande. Of course, videos manipulate the process to not show any risks associated with the dangerous and costly trek. “For people who have that desire to know more about it. Here you find ADVENTURES OF AN IMMIGRANT. And the different ways of living in the USA,” read Xulen’s About Me page on his YouTube channel.
“These social media portrayals and pictures are sick,” said Lora Ries, director of the Border Security and Immigration Center at The Heritage Foundation.
“A smiling kid in a stash house? A woman hugging her smuggler? An ‘adventure’? The cartel smugglers are so brazen because there are no consequences,” Ries told The Foreign Desk.
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“No city should be left to handle a national humanitarian crisis largely on its own, and without the significant and timely support we need from Washington, D.C., today’s budget will only be the beginning,” said New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams about his decision to make budget cuts as a result of the overwhelming migrant crisis.
However, those who will suffer from budget cuts to the city’s services to offset the cost of dealing with the ever-increasing number of migrants are those that are in place to make the city better.
“The cuts will see police freeze hiring and bring the total number of police officers below 30,000. It would further slash the education budget by $1 billion over two years and affect a litany of other agencies” reports Just The News.
Albeit, Adams admitted: “In all my time in government, this is probably one of the most painful exercises I’ve gone through.” More than 110,000 migrants have arrived in New York City over the past year, including roughly 13,000 sent from Texas by GOP Governor Greg Abbott as part of his ongoing bussing plan to send new arrivals to the U.S. to sanctuary cities.
However, similar to other leaders of sanctuary cities, Adams is unwilling to put his money where his mouth is. In September, Adams warned that the crisis would “destroy New York City” and begged the federal government to pay for his mess.
“I’m gonna tell you something, New Yorkers, never in my life have I had a problem that I didn’t see an ending to. I don’t see an ending to this,” Adams said at the time. “The federal government needs to do its job. We need the federal government, the Congress members, the Senate and the president to do their job: close the borders,” said Adams’ advisor Ingrid Lewis Martin insisted in early October. “And until you close the borders, you need to come on with a full-on decompression strategy where you can take all of our migrants and move them through our 50 states.”
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