‘Cheat Sheet’ Found at the Border to Coach Illegals on How to Stay in the U.S.

Article publisher: 
The Blaze
Article date: 
27 June 2014
Article category: 
National News
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U.S. law enforcement officials have been finding “cheat sheets” along the border used by illegal immigrants to try to stay in the United States and not get deported after they’ve been caught.
The notes, believed to be supplied by human trafficking groups, give pointers in Spanish on what immigrants should say when confronted by border authorities...
The sheet obtained by TheBlaze has handwritten notes about the appropriate “yes” or “no” answers to the questions, along with some jotted personal notes on what to say to U.S. authorities. They include, “Who did you live with?” and the answer, “My aunt, but she crossed the border.”
Another handwritten question is, “Where does your father live?” The answer underneath reads, “I don’t know him or even his name.”
Border Patrol agents in McAllen, Texas, have said most of the illegal immigrants they encounter have the same “rehearsed” answers about having “credible fear” in fleeing their countries so they will not be returned.
Among the printed statements in Spanish on the sheet are:
    • Why did you abandon your country?
    • Because of poverty and misery.
    • You’re in fear of your government and afraid to live in your country.
    • You’re afraid of extortion from Maras [MS-13 gang].
    • Do you have family in the United States?
    • Is this the first time you’ve come into this country?
    • Did you swim across the river?
    • Somebody told you that if you brought a minor child into the United States you can stay.
More than 52,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America have illegally crossed into the United States over the past eight months, mainly through the Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley sector in Texas...