Port Orange, FL (June 16, 2012)-We have heard the claims from Joe Biden; Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama about all the jobs the Obama administration is supposed to have created in the last 3 years. Problem is all those jobs seem to be hard to locate and document. Well Friday June 15, 2012 Barack Obama finally can take credit for single handily creating thousands of jobs with the stroke of a pen. While many are completely unaware of the millions of people in the United States illegally who chose to not participate in the Reagan and Clinton administrations amnesty programs, their are even more who because of Barack Obama’s announcement today in the Rose Garden will now employ the services of the Coyotes to bring children into the United States so they can enroll them in school, and eventually obtain the legal right to work.
It is no accident that Obama’s Executive Order covers individuals up to 30 years of age. Considering that is the age group most likely to support Obama in his re-election bid in November. Before those in the Obama media try to say ‘the policy does not give any of these individuals the right to vote, no but it sure makes it easier for them to do so despite they are not legally eligible to do so. After all isn’t it the Obama-Holder Justice Department who has recently ordered the State of Florida to cease its efforts to remove ineligible voters from its voter registration rolls?
Now I know that many on the left will argue Obama’s announcement does not make it that easy. Yet these are the same people who while condemning the human smuggling operations themselves do not understand it, nor do they understand how those from Mexico literally do not worry themselves with the details or the fine print of such policy announcements. A good example that many in the media never bothered to report. When there was talk in the later years of the Bush administration of an Amnesty program being considered, just the talk of such a plan caused a ten fold increase in the number of Mexican citizens who enlisted the services of ‘Coyotes” to bring them into the United States. In 2006 -2007 the average going rate on bringing one Mexican citizen into the United States from Mexico into Laredo, Texas was $2500.00 per person. If that person was a child or a pregnant woman the price increased to as much as $4000.00 per person. Keep in mind this does not include the cost charged to get the individual into the ‘interior’ (Interior US means to get the individual North of all US Customs & Immigration check points-For example north of the I-35 Checkpoint at mile marker 29 and into San Antonio) of the United States which can involve walking people through the desert in the darkness of night, or the cost of paying Tractor Trailer drivers to stuff as many as 15 people into the cabinets and under the bed in the sleeper cab of the truck to get them through the Check Point. Customs & Border Enforcement officials will never admit that on average, more than 150 Tractor Trailers pass through the I-35 Immigration check point per day carrying an average of 9 Mexican citizens smuggled into the US at a price of in excess of $2500.00 per person. This is just one check point out of many and this does not take into account those who are sent walking through the desert and picked up North of the check point by private passenger vehicles and then driven on to San Antonio.
When there was talk of bringing forth legislation that would specifically state that ‘anchor babies’ would no longer be automatically given US Citizen status, just the talk of such legislation created a boom for Coyotes bringing in pregnant women from Mexico who wanted to give birth in the US before the legislation was passed. Never mind that no such legislation ever came to be, the mere talk of it created more demand for Coyote services than they could handle.
So on June 15, 2012 Barack Obama has in reality created more jobs in this one day than he has in his 3 plus years in office. Only problem is, that 90% of the jobs Obama created today were created in Mexico, and the 10 % which were created for ‘Coyote Services” on the US Side of the border were created for people who will never report it or pay a penny in taxes on their income. Even more disturbing is that those who are caught in the process, will not prosecuted for illegally entering the US and 9 out of 10 Coyotes caught will not be prosecuted.
But wait, we’re not finished, because Obama’s announcement on his Executive Order halting Deportation processes has also created even more jobs, this time in Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and other Latin and South America Countries where the 2006-2007 going rate per adult making the long trek north to the land of opportunity known as the United States, by way of traveling through a Country whose immigration Laws are even more rigorous than ours, Mexico, over the course of what ends up being months to reach the ‘Frontera’ or more commonly known to Americans as the Mexican/US Border started at $10,000.00 per person. That paid to ‘Coyotes’ in Mexico doesn’t even cover the additional cost of getting the person from Mexico into the US. Once in the US most Coyotes then contact the family members in the United States who paid to have their family brought up into the US and tell them they have to pay an additional $5000.00 and up before they will move the family member into the interior of the US. Barack Obama’s Rose Garden announcement because ‘it’s the right thing to do,’ has created a gushing well of new jobs, but not for American workers, but instead for workers in Mexico and other Latin American countries who make their profession in smuggling humans into the United States illegally.
Just take a look at a Time Magazine story from 2003. If you think what was taking place in 2003 was bad, you have no idea what Barack Obama’s June 15, 2012 Executive Order will and in fact most likely has already set into motion.
By Tim Padgett/Minatitlan Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003
When detectives came calling this summer at the 25-acre ranch of Lucio Avianeda, outside Minatitlan in southern Mexico, their mission was to arrest Avianeda and his alleged partner in crime, Constantino (Coty) Andrade. But before the lawmen got to the ranch house, they heard voices coming from the stables. Inside they found a dozen undocumented Central American migrants who had been locked up for three days with no food or water. Some lay unconscious in the stifling heat while horses munched hay a few feet away. The cops were not completely shocked: Avianeda and Andrade are reputed people smugglers. Police say the two recently gained trafficking control over a large swath of Mexico’s southern isthmus — an unavoidable corridor in the perilous odyssey from Central America to the U.S. that hundreds of thousands of desperately poor migrants make each year.
But as the detectives headed to the house to make arrests, something frighteningly unusual happened. Instead of scattering like the desert animals that migrant smugglers are named for — coyotes — henchmen working for Avianeda and Andrade fired at the cops with automatic weapons. “We’ve never faced that kind of resistance from coyotes,” says the Minatitlan detective commander, Simitrio Rodriguez. “They’re usually not even armed.” None of the police were hurt. When the gunfight was over, Avianeda, 39, and four others were under arrest. Andrade, 28, had fled, and is still at large.
The 2003 article goes on to describe the change in the organization and tactics of Coyotes which in 2012 are more than 1000 times more deadly than in 2003. If you doubt this, contact the Laredo Morning Times who stopped reporting on Coyotes activities after being threatened, shot at and having some of their Nuevo Laredo counter parts killed.
In the past, migrant-smuggling rings tended to be obscure, amateurish mom-and-pop organizations. But today they are assuming “all the indicia of more corporate, organized crime,” says Michael Shelby, the U.S. attorney in Houston who is prosecuting 14 alleged coyotes in the case of 19 illegal immigrants found dead in a tractor trailer in May in Victoria, Texas. Aspiring coyote kingpins like Avianeda and Andrade employ a vast network of organized smuggling cells that Rodriguez fears “may be headed to where [Mexico's] drug cartels are today.” U.S. authorities also believe that some kingpins may be forging links with potential Middle East terrorists attempting to slip into the U.S. from Mexico. “It’s not unusual anymore to find a wandering Egyptian in Marfa, Texas,” says Jim Chaparro, former head of the U.S. federal anti-smuggling task force and a special agent for the Homeland Security Department’s Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In one recent case, U.S. law-enforcement authorities busted a Mexican of Lebanese descent for smuggling migrants from the Middle East into the U.S. through his Tijuana base. Chaparro says the smuggler was “working with well-established [coyote] organizations.”
Such groups profit from restrictive immigration laws. In recent years, especially after 9/11, the U.S. has tried to tighten its border with Mexico, even as economic conditions have worsened for workers in Latin America, who usually earn in a day what they could make in half an hour in the U.S. The twin pressures have created a booming business for human-smuggling professionals in Mexico and the U.S. Their industry grosses more than $5 billion a year, compared with about $20 billion for Mexico’s drug cartels, according to immigration experts like University of Pennsylvania sociologist Douglas Massey. In many instances, smugglers can command more than $1,500 a head, three times the rate of a decade ago.
Remember you are reading from a 2003 article, not from what takes place today. In addition to creating jobs for Coyotes, Barack Obama’s June 15, 2012 Executive Order (illegal Executive Order) will also result in the blood of innocent lives being on Obama’s hands.
Do any of you find it ironic that the following Slate.com top news story widget on Time.com appears next to the text from Time’s 2003 article pointing out the dangerous changes taking place in the human smuggling business in 2003?
The new migrant-moving outfits operate with drug-cartel savvy. U.S. officials say one ring recently duped border guards by dressing up campesino migrants as border factory executives and having them drive over in Mercedes-Benz cars. The smugglers rely on a complex network that includes chains of housing and transport that extend from Guatemala through Mexico and well into the U.S.; sophisticated radio communications; payoffs for corrupt cops, both U.S. and Mexican; and as Rodriguez’s detectives discovered, raw armed violence. Narco-trafficking veterans are getting into the act, often making migrants carry drugs.
With their emphasis on volume (the Avianeda-Andrade ring, say police, can smuggle as many as 500 migrants on a good day), the smuggling lords have helped increase the number of indocumentados entering the U.S. More than 3.5 million made it last year, compared with about 2.5 million a year for most of the ’90s, according to Massey’s estimates. The larger numbers mean that when things go wrong, more migrants are left to die on Texas highways and in Arizona deserts. Gonzalo, 19, a Guatemalan, barely escaped that destiny. “Last year I paid a coyote organization $2,000, and that’s what finally got me into Arizona,” he says as he sits in a detention pen near Minatitlan, facing deportation back to his country. “But then they just left me in the desert. I had to be saved by U.S. immigration officials, who deported me.” What’s more, violence between rival smuggling cells is on the rise: three coyotes were killed in an Arizona parking lot in a recent clash.
Coty Andrade exemplifies the new coyote ambition. Raised in a farming family near Minatitlan, he tried drug trafficking as a teen, according to Mexican investigators. He crossed into the U.S. as an undocumented migrant in the ’90s, then worked for minimum wage in Chicago restaurants and North Carolina poultry-processing plants. In 2000, investigators say, he returned home to join his father and brother as a smuggler. But he had bigger plans than his kin. He had learned in his brief narco days how to intimidate competition, says Rodriguez, who adds that Andrade has an “impulsive, psychotic and violent profile.” Avianeda and Andrade are charged with the murders of three rivals. Avianeda has pleaded not guilty to the smuggling and homicide charges.
With a more open field, says Rodriguez, Avianeda and Andrade were able to build what local police call the Uxpanapa organization, named for an isthmus mountain valley in Mexico. The outfit specializes in ushering illegal Central American migrants through Mexico. In a few short years, say investigators, the pair earned enough to fund not only a gun arsenal but also kingpin lifestyles that included Avianeda’s ranch and the slick cowboy clothes and motorcycles Andrade loves. Andrade, say police, likes to remind associates that because the poor Central Americans he smuggles are nacos, or hillbillies, he has to flaunt his kingpin trappings to “show them I’m the Man.”
Many Central American migrants seek out groups like the Uxpanapa to get a measure of protection inside what they call “the corridor of death,” the forbidding territory just north of the Mexico-Guatemala border. There, a vicious army of Central American gangbangers called the Mara Salvatrucha are known for assaulting, robbing and raping passing migrants. From there, Uxpanapa clients are often loaded onto freight trains for a two-day journey to Veracruz, Mexico. Hundreds of migrants can be pressed into empty cargo cars, especially when railroad security are paid to look the other way. Nearer the U.S. border, they are usually handed off to partner cells that promise to get them deep into America, beyond U.S. immigration authorities, who now have checkpoints well north of the border.
Rodriguez says he is certain that some of the migrants who died in the Victoria case, the worst smuggling tragedy in U.S. history, were ferried to the border by the Avianeda-Andrade ring. Federal prosecutors have charged Karla Chavez, 25, a Honduran, with being the “general” responsible for cramming more than 70 illegal migrants into the trailer. She pleaded not guilty.
So Sinclair News-LS News Group would like to give Barack Obama the credit he so justly deserves in the area of job creation and congratulate him on in a single stroke of a pen, creating what will certainly be 1000s of new jobs in Mexico, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras and through out the Latin America region. And yes, even a few along the border of the United States which in most cases will be filled by Mexican citizens who live on the US Side of the Border because of the ease in having residences on both sides of the porous US-Mexico border. Perhaps Obama should take note of what fate can come on those who are placed in the hands of Coyotes.