Cartels, smugglers exploit border wall fears ahead of Trump presidency

Article author: 
Barnini Chakraborty
Article publisher: 
Fox News
Article date: 
12 January 2017
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

Mexican drug cartels and human traffickers are cashing in ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration by exploiting anxiety over his vow to build a border wall and crack down on illegal immigration – fueling the latest surge across the U.S.-Mexico line, according to local law enforcement ...

For now, however, the Obama administration's leniency, combined with concerns about Trump's crackdown, is seen as contributing to a spike in crossings from California to Texas ...