Smugglers Using Their Kids As ‘Cover’ To Sneak Illegals Into US

EL PASO, TEXAS - DECEMBER 22: Immigrants bundle up against the cold after spending the night outside along the U.S.-Mexico border fence on December 22, 2022 in El Paso, Texas. A spike in the number of migrants seeking asylum in the United States has challenged local, state and federal authorities. The numbers are expected to increase as the fate of the Title 42 authority to expel migrants remains in limbo pending a Supreme Court decision expected after Christmas.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Smugglers are bringing their children when transporting illegal immigrants further into the country as a way to hide their nefarious operations, according to current and former law enforcement officials who spoke with the Daily Caller News Foundation.
  • The smuggling is occurring during a record surge in illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border, where federal authorities recorded more than 2.3 million migrant encounters in fiscal year 2022.
  • “It’s what happens when people care more about making a few dollars than the health and safety of their own family members,” Goliad County Sheriff Roy Boyd told the DCNF.

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