A Newsweek article discusses the adverse effect the US move to tighten border control is having, by making smugglers richer.
There is often a hot debate about what legalising certain drugs would have, but a tighter control can sometimes make things worse for all parties except the real bad guy : in this case the coyote.
One coyote, as they call the people that help smuggle immigrants illegally across the border, called Javier is quoted in the above article. He explains he makes about $40,000 a year (at the moment) smuggling people into the US.
It will most probably get better for Javier according to :
David Kyle, an expert on migrant trafficking at the University of California, Davis. "Now it's too dangerous for people to attempt crossing alone."
It's pretty easy to understand that the increase in difficulty to cross the border will increase the cost for people wanting to get across and thus the coyote gets richer...