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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