Friday, February 3, 2012

So Much for Racial Profiling in Border Enforcement: The New African American "Coyotes"

The racial profiling of Latinos in immigration enforcement has long been a problem -- and at least minimally enforsed by the U.S. Supreme Court. Maybe changes will be coming down the pike.

CNN reports that "A human smuggling ring used non-Spanish speaking African-Americans to drive suspected illegal immigrants across the U.S.-Mexican border to the Los Angeles area, according to immigration authorities." Five Los Angeles-area residents have been indicted, according to authorities. An investigation uncovered a scheme in which people paid "$2,000 to $4,000 to be smuggled into the U.S." and were locked in trunks or compartments. The scheme sought out "financially disadvantaged U.S. citizens from south Los Angeles who did not speak Spanish, offering them $300 to $800 for every illegal immigrant they successfully transported."

KJ

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