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Court Docs: Illegals Kidnapped, Beat Other Illegals for Ransom

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U.S. Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants after they crossed the border from Mexico into McAllen, Texas. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 21 Aug 2015 02:34 PM

A new report claims two illegal immigrants beat and tortured other illegals who were smuggled into the United States from Mexico and demanded ransom money from their families.

According to Breitbart, which cites court records, U.S. authorities have charged the two men with human smuggling.

The two men — Nicolas Camargo and his younger brother, who was apparently a minor — told police they got across the U.S. border with Mexico and were taken to an illegal immigrant stash house. Once there, the men were told to kidnap other illegal aliens and try to extort money from their families back in Mexico.

The men, according to the documents, armed themselves with firearms and kidnapped roughly 15 illegals, who were taken away in three cars. Once back at another stash house, the pair beat the victims with baseball bats and shot them with stun guns as they ordered them to call their families and ask for ransom money.

The practice is nothing new. Last year, three illegal immigrants unlawfully held 115 other illegals for ransom in a house in Houston.

A New Yorker story took a closer look at the issue earlier this year, claiming that kidnappings and extortion attempts are a common occurrence at the border when illegals are able to cross into the U.S.

What's more, complicating the issue is that illegals who are kidnapped are often hit with immigration charges. So the motivation for families to pursue charges against kidnappers and extortionists isn't always there.

"The kidnapping victims are treated the same as the extortioners," immigration attorney Stephanie Taylor told The New Yorker. "They're considered willing participants."

Another problem is that the so-called coyotes who smuggle illegals across the border often sexually assault female travelers trying to get to America.

According to a National Review story last year, as many as 70 percent of females are sexually assaulted during their trip.

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