ABC News reporter Jim Avila showed how easy it is to illegally cross Mexico’s southern border: It took him just five dollars to bring three others with him from Guatemala.
“We found in Guatemala just last month makeshift rafts, filled with immigrants crossing illegally into Mexico heading to the U.S.,” Avila revealed on a segment on ABC’s This Week. “I boarded one with no papers, no IDs checked. Cost me $5 to bring three people over here from Guatemala to Mexico. “
Nearly 75 percent of the nearly 63,000 illegal immigrant juveniles who have been detained at the border since October of last year have come from Central America. “Most go through Guatemala to get to Mexico” while “some find their way to Mexico through Belize,” according to the ABC News report.
As Breitbart News reported, Mexico agreed to issue Regional Visitor permits that will “allow Guatemalans to enter the country without a passport and stay for up to three days in any of the 81 bordering municipalities located throughout the states of Chiapas, Tabasco and Quintana Roo.” And “those permits can essentially be tickets to ride the death train, because 72 hours is plenty of time to ride the 1,000 miles to the U.S.-Mexico border.”