“Trafficking is a multibillion-dollar industry,” former Tucson Border Patrol Chief Roy Villareal said in a recent interview at Fox.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to the average American that there is BIG money in trafficking people across the United States-Mexico border. According to a new report published this past Monday, trafficking people across the border made as much as $14 million per day just in February.
“A lot of these vulnerable populations use their life savings. Some are essentially indentured servants and they’re working off this debt for a long period of time. In other cases, some of these migrants are asked to transport narcotics or some form of crime to work off a different part of their debt,” said Villareal, who recently retired after 30 years with the agency.
According to smuggling fee revenues estimated by the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), traffickers made $411.5 million in February ferrying people from Mexico and Central American countries to the U.S. border — or $14.7 million for each day in February. And ultimately it’s at the cost of the American taxpayer. A 2019 report provided by Health and Human Services, it stated that it costs $800 for daily shelter costs per illegal alien.
“Additional costs will include overtime and hotel costs for the hundreds of agents reassigned to Texas from other areas. For context, in 2019 Congress appropriated an extra $4.6 billion to handle a similar migrant surge. In 2014, Congress gave President Obama an extra $2.7 billion to deal with his border crisis,” In a recent report from Fox News.
President Joe Biden’s administration has funded even more millions of taxpayer dollars to house illegal aliens in hotels near the border. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency just received a check from Biden for $86.9 million to purchase hotel rooms that will be used for families who have not yet been deported but are undergoing immigration proceedings to be deported.
“The contract, through Texas-based nonprofit Endeavors, provides 1,239 beds and ‘other necessary services.’ The families will receive a comprehensive health assessment, including COVID-19 testing,” according to Fox News.
Endeavors’ will also provide “therapeutic regimens, educational resources, and mental health care,” Fox reported. “Endeavors also offers culturally appropriate, trauma-informed, child-centered case management, home study, and post-release services for unaccompanied children and their sponsors.”
Not only does the average taxpayer provide houses for these illegal aliens, but also provide them better health care, and resources that should be used for AMERICANS!