He has the f*cking gall to pretend he cares about coyotes (smugglers) at the border

If he truly cared & actually did some research, he'd know that due to the crisis he created with his zero tolerance policy saturating border with asylum seekers, he's helping coyotes profits boom
Policy admits only few asylum seekers a day
As a result, migrants waiting on Mexican side of border for weeks-months before they can submit applications
Delays caused bu policy are prompting migrants to weigh cost & danger of smugglers, at a costly rate, to sneak them into the US
tRump administration, which has partially shut down the federal government in a fight over funding for an enhanced border wall, has adopted a number of strategies over the last 2 years to deter migrants & persuade them to turn around or not to come at all.
According to those recently deported, migrants who are attempting to cross & local officials, the price that smugglers can command is rising along with the demand for their services.

For those able to afford it, willing to accept risk, finding smugglers is easy.
Streets seethe with smugglin cartel agents who openly pitch services
Dangers of illegal crossing aren't enough to dissuade migrants They're fearful & feel they have no other recourse
Calculation is predicated on a simple truth:
What lies behind em is worse than what may lie ahead
Policy could at any moment detonate a new crime wave

While the US revised policy toward asylum seekers is primarily aimed at dissuading Central American migrants from making the trip to the border, it is also affecting Mexican policy & the lives of Mexicans in border cities
For other migrants, equation isn't necessarily life or death, but exchanging well-known hardship for vague hope
Number of migrant fams apprehended attempting to cross border skyrocketed to its highest levels on record
Some caught turned to smugglers at some point in their trip
No one is getting across the border, said Hector Silva

This forces families, with all the desperation they feel, to go illegally

For more info, here's a helpful article about smugglers & the dangers asylum seekers face by going that route:

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