Coyotes Now Charging Up To $20K To Escort More Educated Migrants

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  • The rates coyotes and smugglers are charging undocumented migrants have increased rapidly in the last 12 years with prices as much as $4,000 to $20,000, depending on the country of origin.
  • Among undocumented migrants from the Northern Triangle, “primarily, people from Guatemala use coyotes the most and are the ones who pay the highest rates for these services,” Guillermo Alberto Aguilar Solís, Ph.D in Migration Studies, told ADN America from Mexico.
  • As a result, many of the migrants now traveling with the aid of coyotes are coming from higher income ranges and education.

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