Illegal immigration is a known issue here in the United States. Still, the details of how the cartel smuggling operations work and what sort of conditions the people crossing the border live in have not been widely publicized. Recently, reports have hit the mainstream of people being found in hot tractor trailers – sometimes dead – and in various other dangerous circumstances.
A new report has surfaced from Texas of the Border Patrol finding what is known as stash houses along the smuggling routes. As illegals are brought into the country by the cartels, dozens of people are warehoused in squalid conditions. They are moved from place to place. And recently, the Border Patrol raided a few of these abodes rescuing over one hundred people in the process.
The find comes just weeks after the deaths of 53 immigrants in San Antonio in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer — and border officials believe a similar tragedy was narrowly averted as the migrants were likely to be soon shipped off in trucks.
“Sheltering immigrants in unsanitary and unsafe conditions is common practice by transnational criminal organizations that disregard the safety of the migrants they exploit,” said El Paso Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez.
Human trafficking is real, and the proof is now coming to the surface of American consciousness. The question is why is this happening within a cartel that cares nothing about the product, human beings, it is transporting.