Illegal aliens from around the globe have been sneaking into the U.S. through the southern border. Recently the suspected head of a human smuggling ring was captured at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Two other men suspected as part of the organization were arrested last November.
This past Saturday, 44 year-old Grigor Chatalyan of North Hollywood was arrested for smuggling Armenians through the U.S.-Mexico border. The Armenians were reportedly first sent to Moscow to obtain fraudulent Russian passports. The next stop on the journey was Cancun, Mexico where they received permanent resident or passport cards in order to cross into the U.S., reported the Union-Tribune.
The costs paid by the Armenian nationals are reportedly up to $18,000 per person according to federal officials.
Overwhelmed agents trying to monitor and patrol America’s borders are constantly challenged with smugglers bringing unlawful travelers from many countries in addition to Armenia and Mexico. Breitbart’s Brandon Darby wrote about a UN report last July that “identifies both Mexican cartels and street gangs as conduits for individuals from Africa and Asia entering the U.S illegally.”
Further, Darby points to a Council of Foreign Relations analysis marking Somalia as “a desirable haven for transnational terrorists, something Al-Qaeda has tried to capitalize on before, and is trying again now.” The UN Report identified “Irregular migrants from the Horn of Africa (Eritrea, Somalia, and Ethiopia), as well as South Asia (Bangladesh, Nepal, India), China, and other African and Asian states are being smuggled through Central America.”
Another report by Darby of Breitbart Texas, documents “40 ‘Acts of Love'” or rather acts of highly illegal activity including drug and human smuggling across the border. Border Patrol and FBI agents have been documented as facing attacks, injury and death from actions taken by those attempting to enter the U.S. illegally. A female U.S. Park Ranger was also found beaten allegedly by an illegal immigrant. Smugglers are also documented as injuring, sexually assaulting and killing those who have paid to be snuck across the border.