Enforcing the Border, It Works
It's getting tougher to cross the Arizona border since the National Guard has come. Illegals are finding it's not as easy as it once was. Just the few Guards on the border is starting to have an effect.
None of the Mexicans hoping to reach the United States could pay the $3,000 the smugglers demanded to hide them in a car and drive them across the border, a trip that just weeks ago cost $2,000.
The sharp increase in smugglers' fees is due to the arrival of National Guard troops at the border and plans by Washington for even greater border security, all of which will make the sometimes deadly trip into the United States even more difficult and dangerous.
The higher fees have persuaded some to cancel plans to sneak into the United States, while others have decided to go it alone.
Mexican and U.S. authorities are already seeing a drop in illegal migration, although it isn't clear if that will last.
Hopefully Congress is watching what's going on. The illegals crossing the border can be reduced if they just put in the National Guards and more Border Patrol. Once people realize how hard it is to sneak across, maybe they'll consider coming to the USA legally. However, I'm just waiting for some Democrat to propose some kind of program for "smugglers assistance".