More and more desperate families are turning to complex and dangerous smuggling techniques to get relatives to the U.S.
More and more desperate families are turning to complex and dangerous smuggling techniques to get relatives to the U.S.
Bribes and shakedowns. Days in hideaways without food. For many fleeing violence in Central America, this is what thousands of dollars gets them on the journey to the United States.
Such an important story:What It Costs to Be Smuggled Across the U.S. Border via
One of the amazing things about working is getting to work with amazing photographers like , and like on this human-smuggling investigation:
My inside look at a harrowing journey with a human-smuggling network, using contemporaneous Facebook and WhatApp messages, photos and GPS coordinates from the route:
The enormous cost for immigrants to reach the US speaks to the severity of the Central American violence they flee.
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Fine ⁦⁩ investigative journalism on #migrants fleeing gang warfare & violence of #CentralAmerica, a region desperate 4 jobs, opportunity, peace & security. W/out that, flow of people to USA border will continue unabated. ⁦
Thought experiment: Wouldn't it be better to let people move freely and spend $1000 on a plane ticket rather than delivering $12,500 per migrant to cartels?
What It Costs to Be Smuggled Across the U.S. Border
“They can build as many walls as they want,” one migrant from El Salvador said. “They can send as many soldiers to the border as they want, but a people’s need and desire for a better life is stronger.”
This The New York Times piece gives a detailed account of what Central American migrants face on their journey to the U.S. Worth a read.
What an amazing story. Excellent reporting by Even though it doesn't have a European angle it's a good reminder of what immigrants go through...
“They can send as many soldiers to the border as they want, but a people’s need and desire for a better life is stronger.” Great reporting by on the extremes to which people go to get into the US.
What It Costs to Be Smuggled Across the U.S. Border
Whether from the perspective of an economist, technologist or human being with a ❤️, Christopher Cruz’s escape from gang threats of El Salvador to the US is an illuminating story. May he have a peaceful life here.
What It Costs to Be Smuggled Across the U.S. Border
Smuggled by the people he is running away from.
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What It Costs to Be Smuggled Across the U.S. Border
“The smugglers drove him to a gas station. There he saw the familiar face of his uncle. Mr. Cruz began to cry.” ⁦⁩ charts one man’s harrowing (and expensive) journey from El Salvador to the US.