Migrant Child Recycling

Migrant Paid $130 to ‘Rent’ Boy to Cross Border as Family, Says DOJ

A Guatemalan man allegedly paid a family the equivalent of $130 to “rent” their eight-year-old son so that he could go to the U.S. as a “family,” federal prosecutors told a Tucson grand jury in March. He also allegedly paid another $130 (about 1,000 quetzales) to another person who created a false birth certificate for the child.

In this June 28, 2018, file photo, a Guatemalan father and son, who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, are apprehended by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in San Diego. California will introduce group trials on Monday, July 9, for people charged with entering the country illegally. Federal prosecutors in Arizona, …