Illegal immigrant smugglers are “preying” on mothers in Central America by falsely guaranteeing them citizenship in the United States, according to a blockbuster leaked federal government intelligence report.
Breitbart Texas obtained an “elite, law-enforcement sensitive El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) intel report from July 7, 2014” that concluded that alien smugglers or coyotes are “preying on mothers and children by motivating them with false U.S. amnesty rumors.”
The amnesty rumors are more believable to aliens who have heard from family members in the U.S. that they would receive amnesty if they crossed the border. Their desire to emigrate becomes more urgent when they hear from family members that the U.S. government would stop issuing “permisos” that would enable them to stay indefinitely in the country on June 30.
In addition, migrants cited Spanish-language television stations like Univision for convincing them that they would receive amnesty if they made it across the U.S. border. The report also claims that family members of Central American migrants in the U.S. not only encourage minors to unlawfully enter the country, but are actually setting up the arrangements with the coyotes.
The Obama administration has ramped up a public relations campaign in Central America to try to debunk rumors of “permisos” and “amnesty,” but federal officials expect 90,000 illegal immigrant children to enter the country this fiscal year and another 150,000 more to try next year.
Migrants have been killed or maimed by ruthless coyotes and some migrants who successfully make it across the border may be indebted to various criminal operations that smuggled them for years.
As Breitbart Texas noted, EPIC contains representatives from a host of law enforcement agencies, including:
the Drug Enforcement Administration; Department of Homeland Security; Customs & Border Protection; Immigration & Customs Enforcement; U.S. Coast Guard; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; U.S. Marshals Service; Department of Transportation; Internal Revenue Service; U.S. Department of the Interior; National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; U.S. Department of Defense/IC; Joint Task Force-North; Joint Interagency Task Force-South; Texas Department of Public Safety; Texas Air National Guard; National Guard Counter Narcotics Bureau; Department of State; Bureau of Indian Affairs; Union Pacific Railroad Police; Kansas City Southern Railroad Police; El Paso Police Department; and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.