Federalist Political Editor John Daniel Davidson warned on Wednesday of the border crisis already taking place on the southern border, where smugglers rake in millions in an often misunderstood industry as the United States takes on an influx of migrants.
“I think what a lot of people don’t understand about the border is that migrant trafficking is a huge industry, it’s a black market industry,” Davidson said on Fox Business. “The drug cartels are involved, human smuggling networks and criminal syndicates that span Mexico and Central America and all through the United States are involved. A lot of money gets made … hundreds of millions of dollars.”
“Every person who crosses the border pays. They pay the smugglers, and the cartels get a cut of it, so there’s an incentive to bring children across at the border because they make money doing it,” Davidson explained. “Sometimes those children are related to the adults they’re with, and sometimes they’re not.”
Democrats, meanwhile, are denying there’s a crisis on the southern border even as migrant crossings reach new heights under the new administration, provoked by Biden’s soft rhetoric and the Democrats’ embrace of open borders.
“They don’t want this to be a crisis, because if it is a crisis, which it is, then it proves what some of us gave been saying all along, is that if you send out the message that if you can get across the border that you can stay, well then a lot of people in Central America and Mexico are going to get across the border,” Davidson said. “It’s a magnet.”