Just Who is Paying the $10K Coyote Fees for Illegals to Get Here?

A recent interview with the human traffickers known as “coyotes” reveals that they charge from between $5,000 to $10,000 US per individual to be guided from Central America to our border only leave the illegal immigrants to their own devices to stream across the border to take advantage of Obama’s amnesty policies. But, are we expected to believe that the dirt poor–and often pre-teen children–are paying these fees? And if they aren’t, who is?

The interview initially published in Spanish by the Associated Press reports that the coyotes use some of the money to bribe various government officials along the way as well as to payoff members of the vicious drug cartels to allow passage. But the report also notes that most of the price tag is profit. (Here is the same article in English)

Blogger Fausta Rodríguez Wertz asks the salient question, here: “who’s paying for the current invasion?” It’s a good question. Wertz goes on to say, “are we supposed to believe that tens of thousands of Central America’s indigents” can suddenly could come up with enough money to pay these exorbitant fees?

It is a bit hard to believe that all these hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, including little kids, did, indeed, come up with ten grand each to be ushered into the US. And we most certainly cannot believe that the coyotes are foregoing their cut out of the kindness of their black little hearts, can we? So, they are certainly being paid.

So, who is doing it? Who is coming up with all this cash? Is it foreign governments? Is it our government?

It really is a good question, one to which I have not seen a good answer.

It’s all just one more question that leads us to believe we are really, really being lied to, here.

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  • jim_m

    If the drug cartels have to be paid off to allow people to cross the border illegally, then does that mean that fast & furious was an Obama effort to close the border by murdering people attempting to cross it?

  • yetanotherjohn

    It wouldn’t be easy, but it isn’t out of the realm of possibility for illegals here to earn enough to finance follow on relatives.

  • GarandFan

    Maybe they’re just putting it on their credit cards.

  • Commander_Chico


    • warnertoddhuston

      Well, he’s got the cash, anyway!

  • LiberalNightmare

    Well, to restate the question –

    Would the same administration that has been accused of arming muslim radicals in libya, smuggling guns into mexico, lying about the death of an ambassador for minor political gain, deploying sniper teams in order to collect overdue grazing fees, using the IRS as a weapon against its political foes, and refusing to enforce current immigration policies, among other crimes, actually sink so low as to bankroll the illegal immigration of 90,000 south american 4 yr olds?

  • JWH

    I can think of a couple typical sources:

    First, family members already in the United States will often pay these fees, often by pooling money together or by getting funds from their friendly neighborhood loan shark.

    Second, in human trafficking cases, an “employer” will pay a coyote’s fees, then deduct the fees (In installments) from the immigrant’s paycheck.

  • ohio granny

    I have been asking that same question. Still no good answer.