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Old 11-11-2007, 05:44 PM
 
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Most illegal immigrants pay upwards of a couple thousand dollars a person a coyote to get across the border.
do you have a source for this information?
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Old 11-11-2007, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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do you have a source for this information?
Following the money: What's really behind the slowdown in Mexican border arrests? - Knowledge@W. P. Carey

"Paying the coyote
To understand the interplay of border security, illegal immigration, and the U.S. economy, it is necessary to understand the shadowy world of "coyotes" -- the guides in Mexico who lead immigrants across the border, according to McLaren, who edits the Western Blue Chip Economic Forecast and the México Consenso de Pronósticos Económicos.
McLaren said she has learned from talking to deportees and to people seeking to cross the border that the cost of the services of coyotes has skyrocketed -- from between $500 and $1,000 a little over a year ago to between $2,500 and $3,000 now. Accounts in the popular press support these numbers.
The higher cost of hiring a guide means that illegal immigrants must make sure they have well paying jobs before coming to the United States. Illegal immigrants are less willing to accept low paying jobs now, since they need to make enough money to afford a coyote's services, according to McLaren."

do a goggle search before posting "do you have a source" there is a wealth of information on the internet that can awnser your questions (from various other threads as well with the same question you pose here"
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Old 11-11-2007, 08:09 PM
 
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that doesnt say that MOST illegal immigrants are using coyotes. i already know what they are.
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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that doesnt say that MOST illegal immigrants are using coyotes. i already know what they are.
your trying to play a game of semantics again, and I wont bite.
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:10 PM
 
Location: California
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Gh0st, I may not have any proof on the internet but I know for sure as hell that they a lot go through "Coyotes" (excuse my Spanish). They charge around anywhere from $3-5k
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Old 11-12-2007, 12:35 AM
 
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your trying to play a game of semantics again, and I wont bite.
no, im not playing any games. when people make a claim, i ask for it to be verified. its how you can tell who is talking straight and who is making up crap or believing crap that they read.
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Old 11-12-2007, 04:46 AM
 
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Default This is certainly interesting...

The direction (or lack of direction) that this topic is taking, and the diversity of the posts is really interesting.

I guess if you wanted to do a test to see if the people that we elect are truly a reflection of our population - this thread would be a valid study.

It kind of reflects what goes on in goverment. Even though I presented a topic that would be of concern to everyone, and there should be a general consensus that yes, this is a problem and something should be done about it - we have the discussion going all over the place, even arguing semantics.

So, I guess it isn't that our Congress is necessarily a fluke collection of "do-nothings" - it actually reflects our society, and the directions that we think...It's us!
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