Commentary: Brutal ‘Coyotes’ Are Slave-Trading Criminals

by Pedro Gonsalez


Migrant women are so likely to be raped by people smugglers (coyotes) on the way to the U.S.-Mexico border that standard procedure is to ingest birth-control before starting the trek.

So common is the brutalization of women by coyotes that in smuggling towns along the way pharmacists are at the ready.

In one case a woman with a young daughter was left to die in the desert on the way to the U.S. border by coyotes. The reason? She refused to let them have sex with her daughter. The two of them only survived because Customs and Border Patrol agents found them in time. But there are fates worse than death.

It is just as easy for coyotes to sell off their human cargo into what essentially amounts to modern-day slavery. In Ohio, for example, four illegal alien minors were found being forced to work on farms under threat of physical violence and without pay – that is, slavery. They were trafficked illegally into the United States from Guatemala.

The victimizers of those Guatemalan children were named as follows: Aroldo Castillo-Serrano, Conrado Salgado Soto, Ana Angelica Pedro, Juan Pablo Duran Jr. Not exactly names common to the Midwest.

Elsewhere, a 6-year-old illegal alien was abandoned by a smuggler in the Arizona desert in temperatures over 100 degrees. Thankfully, Border Patrol was able to rescue the child. Others have not been so lucky.

On June 5, 2018, Border Patrol found the bodies of three illegal aliens who had been abandoned by smugglers in the Rio Grande Valley near Edinburg, Texas. On June 15, 2018, agents discovered 10 illegal aliens near Tucson, Arizona, “in a home with no air conditioning, littered with trash, decaying food and human feces.” Such “stash houses” are by now common across the United States. In early 2019 agents discovered 67 illegal aliens crammed into a “stash house” that was nothing more than a 20-foot by 20-foot trailer. The illegal alien who ran the makeshift stash house kept them there for nearly a week, without a working bathroom.

Migrants aren’t the only victims. Coyotes have grown confident enough that they feel they can reduce entire communities to smuggling corridors. Take Encino, Texas.

A woman who identified herself simply as “Solia,” no doubt fearing for her safety, told reporters that coyotes place the life, liberty, and property of American citizens in danger. In one incident, she and her husband encountered “12 young men dressed in black.”

“My husband automatically stopped and they just put a finger to their lips and it’s like, ‘You better not say anything.’ They know what we drive, they know where we live,” she said.

This is not happening in Mexico. This is Texas, where foreign nationals are infringing on the basic rights of American citizens, on American soil.

“We no longer can go out without a gun, you can’t go for a walk. My neighbor and his daughter were chased by men with masks. She was riding her wheeler down 281, they saw her they jumped the fence and started chasing her.”

It is for all of these reasons that it would be more appropriate to make people smuggling a capital crime; to try and execute coyotes rather than glorify them, as CBS News absurdly has done.

In the little minds of these little people with an undeservedly large platform, coyotes are merely “helping migrants survive Central America’s grueling Darien Gap jungle.” The horrific rate at which those migrants are raped, murdered, and sold into slavery is of no concern to the fellow travelers at CBS. But where CBS turns a profit by selling phony victim narratives, coyotes make their fortunes by victimizing others.

Coyotes often work with or are themselves narcos. They regularly brutalize women, or sell them to be brutalized. They regard human life as profit, no less valuable to them than livestock is to ranchers. They have no qualms about selling children off into slavery in a country that sacrificed nearly one-million souls to settle the justice of that question – yet now we tolerate those who would reintroduce the institution.

Making capital punishment the default for coyotes would protect migrants by dissuading other smugglers. Moreover, if the United States were to embrace such a policy, Mexico would be between a rock and a hard place in trying to prevent us from carrying it out.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, on the one hand, could cinch up the border on his side to protect the lives of even the most detestable, most immoral, most inhumane type of criminal. Or, the desert being vast and the routes many, the Mexican government could, if it so desired, protect coyotes by escorting them to the border – but that would resemble something like a formal invasion, wouldn’t it?

It is unlikely that this particular policy proposal will be adopted – though it should be and President Trump probably could push for it. Illegal immigration numbers are at historic highs – and they will only continue to worsen. Even the New York Times has joined CBP Deputy Commissioner Robert Perez and Obama DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson in the consensus that we have reached the “breaking point” on the border. The obstacle, of course, is the Fifth Amendment, which states that except in time of “war or public danger” no one shall be held to answer for a capital crime without a grand jury. But what is the condition of the border, if not a public danger? And why should the Fifth Amendment apply to non-citizens intending to do our country harm?

I am convinced, as I believe a great many Americans are also convinced (to the horror of the useful idiots at mainstream news outlets like CBS) that by having made their living violating the fundamental rights of others, coyotes are entitled to no less punishment than the one the state of nature in which they operate demands. That is, qu’on leur coupe la tête.

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Pedro Gonzalez is assistant editor of American Greatness and a Mount Vernon Fellow of the Center for American Greatness.












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