The deaths of 10 migrants in a sweltering 18-wheeler in San Antonio has raised a lot of questions. One of them: Why transport people in the back of a tractor-trailer, especially after they have already crossed the border?
One reason, experts say, is that entering the United States from Mexico illegally involves “two crossings.” You must first cross the U.S.-Mexico border, then one of the many border patrol checkpoints that exist farther into the United States.
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KUT’s Mose Buchele reports
That double crossing “has increased the incentives for smugglers to operate in different ways and on different sides of the border,” says Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, who researches immigration and border security at UT Rio Grande Valley.
“I would even say that it’s
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