The illegal immigrants who were involved in a deadly California car accident last week reportedly paid up to $10,000 each to be smuggled across the U.S.-Mexico border.
13 immigrants were killed last week after an SUV filled with 25 suspected undocumented immigrants collided with a semi-truck in Southern California, near the border.
The Daily Mail has reported that the immigrants paid between $5,000 to $10,000 to be smuggled across the border, with Guatemalan immigrants paying the most due to the longer trip.
Authorities are still investigating the crash, however, locals told DailyMail.com that the area is notorious for crashes.
Sargeant Arturo Platero of the California Highway Patrol told DailyMail.com that he had never seen a crash so extreme.
“Me personally, I’ve never come across anything like that before. It’s extreme. Obviously, that vehicle wasn’t meant to hold that many people,” he said.
“We deal with crashes on a daily basis. Every day we see collisions and every day there are people who die as a result. But this magnitude, this is obviously something different.”
Officer Carlos Pitones of the El Centro sector said that President Joe Biden’s immigration policies are causing a rise in illegal immigration.
“It’s been picking up – it’s been really busy in the area,” he said. “Biden is having an effect.”
Moreover, border patrol authorities said that Biden’s immigration policies have encouraged more undocumented immigrants to attempt to smuggle into the U.S.
Border patrol numbers for the El Centro sector where the crash occurred show that 13,787 people attempted to cross into the U.S. illegally in Jan.– a 100% increase from 2020 when just 6,429 attempts were made.
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20 states suing Biden administration over migrant parole program
President Joe Biden has expanded a humanitarian parole program leading to a significant increase of migrants entering the United States illegally each month. As a result, 20 states have geared up to sue the Biden administration.
Tuesday, 20 Republican states and conservative legal group America First Legal, announced their plans to sue the White House over the legality of the administration’s parole program. The program “allows up to 30,000 migrants from Haiti, Nicaragua, Cuba, and Venezuela into the homeland each month” reports Foreign Desk News.
Reports shoot the lawsuit was filed by Texas, the America First Legal and the other states in the Southern District of Texas in hopes to block the parole program.
Foreign Desk News reports of the history:
In October, the administration announced the program for Venezuelans, allowing a limited number to fly directly into the U.S. as long as they had not entered illegally, had a sponsor already, and passed certain checks. In early January, President Biden announced that the program would expand to include Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Cubans, allowing up to 30,000 a month into the U.S.
The program also allows migrants to receive work permits and a two-year authorization to live in the U.S. and was announced alongside an expansion of Title 42 expulsions to include those nationalities.
In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs argue that the program is unlawful given the “exceptionally limited” parole power the federal government has, adding that they have up to 360,000 migrants that could be allowed into the homeland a year.
The suit’s focus is on the limits placed on parole by Congress, saying that the authority is to be used on a “case-by-case basis for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit.”
“Every state in America, especially border states like Texas, is being crushed by the impacts of illegal immigration,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement to Fox News Digital.
“The Biden open borders agenda has created a humanitarian crisis that is increasing crime and violence in our streets, overwhelming local communities, and worsening the opioid crisis. This unlawful amnesty program, which will invite hundreds of thousands of aliens into the U.S. every year, will only make this immigration crisis drastically worse.”
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