BUSTED: Univision, Telemundo Help Push Coyotes’ Facebook Ads

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ILIA CALDERON: As incredible as it may seem, human traffickers called “coyotes” are offering their illegal border crossing services into the United States via social media.

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 FELICIDAD AVELEYRA: Social media outlets are also involved in human trafficking. Coyotes passing migrants across the southern border are increasingly using Facebook.

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One of their advertisements claims that traveling from Mexico costs $8,000; that it's 100% safe, according to them; and that the Biden Administration will take them in. 

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 LUIS MEGID: Coyotes are using a new means with which to promote their services. You don't have to go very far to find offers for a "safe crossing" on social media.

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BORJA VOCES: They could be called the new generation of coyotes. These are illegal groups that use social media to contact immigrants who want to cross the border into the United States.

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SATCHA PRETTO: More human smugglers are using Facebook to connect with potential migrants. So-called coyotes advertise their services on that social media network, offering Central Americans a 100% safe crossing into the United States for about $8,000.

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LUIS MEGID: On this page they offer to cross them in by jumping over the wall for $6,200; by car for $6,800, and $7,500 via tunnel.

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