Counterfeit IDs Included in Human Smuggling Fee

Fake IDs are often including in the smuggling fees for undocumented immigrants who are smuggled from Mexico. While in the United States, undocumented immigrants are able to purchase fake identification from flea markets and other vendors for $75 to $300. Identity documents available for purchase include Social Security cards, Driver Licenses, and Green Cards.

(Prices charged by human smugglers.)

Source: David Montgomery, “ID forgery industry is booming,” Miami Herald, May 7, 2006.

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