This is not a surprise. The only surprise is that any major news outlet (Fox News) is reporting it. We have long known that Somalis are among the OTMs (other than Mexicans) targeting the US border. And, I have long suspected that some NGOs are quietly urging the asylum seeker ruse. See our post from 2011 where we called for a Congressional investigation—3 years ahead of the House Republicans—about asylum fraud!
From Fox News Latino (hat tip: ‘pungentpeppers’):
Police found six Somali migrants who were abandoned in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas by the people traffickers they hired to smuggle them into the United States, officials said.
The men had been lost for eight days, the Chiapas Attorney General’s Office said in a statement.
The Africans were found near the border with Guatemala and were dehydrated, the AG’s office said.
The migrants were provided with medical assistance, food and legal assistance.
“After being rescued, the migrants said they were abandoned upon entering Mexican territory by the traffickers who claimed to be taking them to the United States,” the AG’s office said.
Mexico is a safe country (Cuba as well!) and so therefore we expect these Somali aliens supposedly fearing al-Shabaab to ask for asylum there as international law demands.