Donald Trump, Republican hopeful for the presidency in 2016, has said he wants a wall built on the US-Mexico border to deter migrants.
According to an investigation by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, three out of five of those found guilty of smuggling migrants from Mexico into the USA are American citizens.
Analysis by the newspaper of 3,254 federal trafficking convictions in 2013 and 2014 in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California disclosed their involvement.
The typical smuggler, known as a “coyote”, is a white American man of Hispanic descent, 34 years old and with little schooling the Tribune-Review disclosed.
Source: Associated Press, 18th July 2015
blueprint brief – 22nd July 2015