Early Thursday morning, federal agents found about 30 illegal immigrants jam packed inside a house in southeast Houston. They were allegedly part of a smuggling ring, called a Coyote Deal, in which immigrants pay someone to help them enter the United States. The cops were tipped off to the situation after a relative of one of the immigrants called to say that the person was being held. Supposedly, the person could not pay the required money, so the leader would not let them leave the house. The relative feared that the person would be killed.
Residents of the neighborhood informed authorities that the home was very quiet, but often many cars were parked around it. The immigrants were sleeping in closets, under beds, and in cabinets in order to fit inside the establishment. Agents report that they were from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. The people, which included a pregnant woman, were taken away by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Houston is a known hub for human-smuggling, largely because of its proximity to the coast. People are taken first to Houston, then to other parts of the nation. If you have been found without your immigration papers and are facing deportation, then get in touch with a Houston immigration lawyer from my firm as soon as you can. Deportation is a serious consequence that can greatly affect your future. If you contact me soon enough, we will make sure that you are given your legal rights. I can help you apply for a cancellation of removal, or assist you in making an appeal if the judge has ruled against you. At the Law Office of Tony E. Parada, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands. Se Habla Español.