This Is a ‘Cheat Sheet’ Found at the Border to Coach Illegals on How to Stay in the U.S.

Sara Carter, The Blaze, June 26, 2014

U.S. law enforcement officials have been finding “cheat sheets” along the border used by illegal immigrants to try to stay in the United States and not get deported after they’ve been caught.

The notes, believed to be supplied by human trafficking groups, give pointers in Spanish on what immigrants should say when confronted by border authorities.


A copy of one sheet obtained by TheBlaze lists a series of questions that U.S. authorities will consider in granting someone an immigration hearing.

“It’s proof they are told what to say,” a Department of Homeland Security official told TheBlaze. Often times, the sheets get “destroyed or thrown away before illegal aliens are apprehended.”


The sheet obtained by TheBlaze has handwritten notes about the appropriate “yes” or “no” answers to the questions, along with some jotted personal notes on what to say to U.S. authorities. They include, “Who did you live with?” and the answer, “My aunt, but she crossed the border.”

Another handwritten question is, “Where does your father live?” The answer underneath reads, “I don’t know him or even his name.”


Among the printed statements in Spanish on the sheet are:

• Why did you abandon your country?

• Because of poverty and misery.

• You’re in fear of your government and afraid to live in your country.

• You’re afraid of extortion from Maras [MS-13 gang].

• Do you have family in the United States?

• Is this the first time you’ve come into this country?

• Did you swim across the river?

• Somebody told you that if you brought a minor child into the United States you can stay.


Federal law enforcement officials told TheBlaze the sheets are prepared by human traffickers whose job it is to ensure passage of the illegals into the U.S. The cost of traveling from Central America to the United States can vary from $5,000 to $8,000, according to recently arrived immigrants and law enforcement officials who spoke to TheBlaze. Many who cross the border use the “credible fear” claim, saying they are afraid to return home, and knowing that they will obtain a notice to appear in immigration court to appeal to stay in the country.

Because of the overcrowded conditions at border facilities, many families are released at their own recognizance and subsequently fail to report to their hearings.


Editor’s note: The smugglers are only doing what the Mexican government used to do. Here is a translation of a brochure printed and distributed by the Mexican foreign ministry in 2005, which gives illegals tips on how to make it across the border.

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  • TheCogitator

    When they are apprehended near the border, why not just take the immediately back to the border and shove them back to the Mexican side?

    • Publius Pompilius Quitus

      Because immigration is a racket; and it is beneficial to all those in power to not enforce immigration laws.

    • That’s what I was thinking.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Si su pais es una version del infierno en el mundo, no me importa. Por eso ya no tiene Ud. derecho de venir aqui y no importa el porqueria de su origen.


      If your country is a version of hell on earth, I don’t care. You have no reason to come here because of this and it doesn’t matter what a pighole it is.

      Operation Wetback time.

    • You’re absolutely right, but you’re employing common sense and good judgment whereas our federal government has gone completely mad. The way a guilt-ridden white government official thinks and how a normal, sensible person thinks are worlds apart!

      • Beloved Comrade

        You’re absolutely right, but you’re employing common sense and good judgment whereas our feral government…

        With all due respect, Bluffcreek 1967, the anti-white power brokers that run the federal government are not mad, they know exactly what they are doing which is coldly and calculatedly implementing a plan to wipe out whites in every land where whites dwell.

        • Einsatzgrenadier

          The federal government is completely mad, but not in the sense of being paranoid schizophrenic. In reality, most, if not all of the top officials in the US federal government are psychopaths or have psychopathic personality traits. They know exactly what they’re doing, but they couldn’t care less that these policies are wrecking havoc in the lives of ordinary citizens.

          Many of these psychopaths in the federal government are also sadists. They relish the destruction their policies cause, while ritualistically chanting ridiculous slogans, such as “diversity is strength” and “race doesn’t exist,” in order to placate the brainwashed white masses.

          • Mark Hillyard

            1O God, do not remain silent;

            do not turn a deaf ear,

            do not stand aloof, O God.

            2See how your enemies growl,

            how your foes rear their heads.

            3With cunning they conspire against your people;

            they plot against those you cherish.

            4“Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation,

            so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.”
            Psalm 83
            Will we wake up some day and say, “We really are at war!”

        • Yes, I understand what you’re saying. I was more or less using hyperbole (exaggeration for the sake of emphasis) in order to drive home the point that so much insanity surrounds this entire immigration debacle.

          But you’re right, they know exactly what they are doing and my intention was not to deny it. From our perspective, it’s crazy and we know what it will all lead to. On their part, it’s intentional and they too know will it will result in – namely, the replacement of whites as the dominant U.S. demographic; in effect, a soft genocide.

      • Hardy_Tor_Tor

        Careful using “our” in front of government. This is not my government, I didn’t vote for it or any of its representatives and I bitterly disagree with what it is doing to the white race by opening up the floodgates of this country to the 3rd world.

        They may be “your” government but they do not represent me, my interests or those of the white race and, in fact, are doing everything they can to destroy my people, the white race.

        The focus must be placed on those who have the power to destroy the white race, the invaders are just tools, nothing more.

        • Yes, I understand your point and I too have detached emotionally and in other ways from this tyrannical government posing as a constitutional republic.

          I was merely using “our” in the sense of the government that we are currently living under; that rules over us at least in part; and which most of us play some role or part in.

          I’m not saying our hearts are with this current regime or government, but most of us at least still have to abide by some of its federal and state laws, both small and larger statutes.

          I can only speak for myself, but my heart lies with the OLD America, not the NEW America. But the OLD America is never coming back, so I now look for another homeland, one that’s more in line with my values, race and culture.

      • Mark Hillyard

        People like Bloomberg who said that “I’ve earned my way into heaven…” The lefties think that do good actions are a key ticket to be praised by the Creator whom most don’t believe in anyway. (guess it’s an insurance policy just in case)
        As another article calling on a congregation to help clean up the church area said, “Just think how good you will feel after you go home and the church lot is clean.”
        People really think they get brownie points with God for being coerced into doing that which they would otherwise never bother with.

    • Lord Sandwich

      In the 1980’s I often watched as the border control green busses full of illegals disembark at the bridge to Mexico. The busses were always going back and forth from San Antonio to Laredo and possibly, Eagle Pass. Del Rio too. I liked Del Rio. Anyway, that’s fairly close to what you described, albeit less shove-y.

    • DNA Explains It All

      Yeah, but ONLY after a SPANKING sufficient to make sure they would not attempt another crossing EVER.

      • Hardy_Tor_Tor

        A silver bullet for each one would make sure another crossing was not attempted EVER and send a strong message at the same time to others thinking about the same thing. Bullets are cheap, far cheaper than lifetime welfare benefits for an endless stream of high-fertility, useless 3rd world colonizers. Just ask China or the Soviet Union.

        The border needs to be militarized just as Mexico militarizes its southern border with deadly force.

    • DNA Explains It All

      They should at minimum require full body casts for a few years.

    • Hardy_Tor_Tor

      How could the primary goal of the US government be met, which is to destroy the white population, if 3rd world invaders are shoved back where they came from?

      They’re a vital part of the NWO, American government’s plan to dispossess whites of their land and treasure.

      The invaders are a massive problem but worse is those in the highest ranks of power who are allowing this. They obviously support the genocide of the white race. Illegal invaders are merely the branches, one must dig up the roots and destroy them completely to put a stop to this. It won’t be easy, but it can be done.

      The focus must be directed upon the anti-whites who are directing and encouraging this invasion of white lands. THEY are the problem.

  • jane johnson

    These people are fleeing “poverty and misery”, yet they have $5,000 – $8,000 to pay smugglers. Something doesn’t add up.

    • Publius Pompilius Quitus

      It is a natural consequence of being an affluent and civilized nation that a lot of poorer nations will want to immigrate, so it is all the more reason for us to guard our boarder and country. We used to understand this.

      • LHathaway

        To give you a hard time. . what we used to say about the iron curtain was, ‘tear this wall down’.

      • Beloved Comrade

        Israel understands this and has erected a wall to keep the uncivilized from spoiling their country. We could learn from them. If a wall is good for Israel, it is good for the United States too.

        • jayvbellis

          Agreed. Please use this argument with Southern Christian Zionists. These White folks and they are White, strongly back the likes of Mike the Huckster Huckabee and Lisping Lindsey Graham who win support under the program “anything and everything for Israel”.the Israeli lobby, NeoConservatives want endless US wars supposedly for Israel against Iran or for Iran Shiites in Iraq depending on what week it is.

          This Christian Zionists are too stupid to understand that the other key plank of the Neo Neo Conservative program is open borders, mass third world immigration in to the USA . Don’t try to get White Conservative Christian Zionists to admit that they were stupid and the Neo Neo Conservatives Israeli lobby used and abused them. Instead, just point to Israeli’s immigration border wall which works.

      • Hardy_Tor_Tor

        We understood it well before our government was infiltrated and taken over by an alien hostile elite. Make no mistake: It is they who are the main problem because their primary goal is to destroy White America.

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      …and who created the poverty and misery in the first place?

      • jane johnson

        Gee, let me guess. Evil White men?

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Evil White slave owning men.

          • jane johnson

            Not to sound preachy, but there’s no such thing as “reverse” discrimination! Discrimination is discrimination is discrimination, no matter who’s doing the discriminating. To call discrimination against Whites reverse discrimination plays right into “the narrative” because lefties can claim that it doesn’t exist, while at the same time blaming minority failure/dysfunction on discrimination BY Whites. See what I mean?

          • AndrewInterrupted

            You just repeated the poster on every EEOC wall. You are the sucker, my dear. They silence you with that talking point to hide their anti-white crimes. Use “reverse discrimination” and use it often. It drives the anti-white occupiers crazy. You are playing into their hands. Trying to stifle the term is their strategy, their talking point.

            I have a very thorough knowledge of how the EEOC/DOL gangsters operate, firsthand knowledge as well. I also consult experts, one of whom is on a special commission for civil rights. The stories he tells are blockbuster book material. And I’m writing it. The government has become an anti-white, hating juggernaut.

      • 1G25

        Mexicans. Mexico is a crapped-up country because it’s full of Mexicans.

    • foundingstockcracker

      I thought the bleeding heart aid ads on the TV said they had to live on a dollar a day.

      • Hardy_Tor_Tor

        One of the many marxist clichés used as a weapon against White America.

    • Hardy_Tor_Tor

      They are not fleeing “poverty and misery,” just as they are not coming to the U.S. to work or “do jobs Americans won’t do.” They are coming here to access lifetime welfare and medical benefits for themselves and their relatives and steal land from white Americans.

      All encouraged and supported by the U.S. government. Maybe a few here are starting to get an idea as to WHO our real enemy is.

      • 1G25

        Yep. $5000 is a pretty good one-time investment for VERY early retirement.

  • Samuel_Morton

    I wouldn’t be surprised if these were distributed by the White House.

    Here are some more they missed:

    “Claim you were physically abused by any white security guard.”

    “Tell them you’re here to do the jobs Americans won’t do.”

    “State that you are suffering from epigenetic PTSD from your ancestors being kicked out of their land by pioneer Anglo-Americans.”

    And last but not least:

    “If you send me back across the border, then you don’t like brown people, and that’s racist.”

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      Plus, “State that you are a good and moral person and you want to bring some of your much needed family values to the decadent US.”

    • Ringo Lennon

      Being called a racist. Does that have any meaning anymore?

      • Shadow


      • Hardy_Tor_Tor

        When it is capable of destroying your career it does. Ask Paula Deen or Michael Richards.

      • jane johnson

        It means that you’re paying attention. They hate that.

    • Anna Tree

      And of course:
      “I want to go to school and become a surgeon”
      Or a pilot, an engineer etc

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Just don’t use: “I took a wrong turn”.
      That response hasn’t worked so well for the American Marine stuck in Mexico.

    • Hardy_Tor_Tor

      What they’re using now is “I’m gay and persecuted in ___” (fill in the blank 3rd world hell hole). That is the new guarantee of automatic American citizenship.

      Gays have priority now über alles.

      Got AIDS? Even better. Come on in and you’ll get free healthcare for life ahead of those worthless veterans. Let them die while waiting.

  • Publius Pompilius Quitus

    It is not surprising that third world peoples are willing to lie to get into the United States. When a Western country opens its boarders, it should expect that it would be flooded with every other kind of people, because the truth has always been we are a worldwide minority. Alas, when in 1965 our nation committed suicide, we believed the lie that an open boarder would change nothing.

    • Pro_Whitey

      Something about the Depression/WWII generation, I think because of the idol worship of FDR and the experience of having to follow orders in WWII and surviving, I think they developed an inordinate trust in the government, so when Hubert Humphrey said in 1964 that the “Civil Rights” Act would not lead to quotas, and Ted Kennedy said in 1965 that the Immigration Act would not change the demographic character of the U.S. or flood us with immigrants, they bought it. I really wish they had been more skeptical. Like Edmund Burke said of our founding fathers, they did not protest actual infamies, but could infer and project what infamies could arise from apparently innocuous policies, and they protested immediately about the evils that could come.

      • Hardy_Tor_Tor

        There is also the “compassion” issue taught by Christian and Catholic religions. That we should not only feed these people over our own but make room in our country for them at the expense of our own children. Living space is finite; high-fertility African refugees that average 7-10 children are not.

        No wonder they are the head of the refugee industries that are PAID to bring in Somalis and Bantus from the darkest, most depraved corners of Africa.

    • awb

      Please, it’s a BORDER!

  • MekongDelta69

    They left off,

    “I love Eric Hold ‘Em Up and I think Hussein NoBama is a god.”

    “We dun need no steenkin’ batches.”

    • Kenner

      Just our stinkin’ britches.

  • The Final Solution

    Why are we even asking them any questions other than show me your passport? No visa, no entry. Comprende?

    • Hardy_Tor_Tor

      Tell that to the Obama administration that is welcoming them with open arms. Got HIV? Brain worm? Swine flu? Chagas disease? No education, job skills, home, food, money, papers or a driver’s license?

      Even better. Come on in and apply to bring over your entire village. The more diseased and destitute the better.
      You’ll inflict a lot of damage on American Whites with your needs and demands. Don’t forget to call those evil Whites Racist Super Nazis if they object to your presence. We’ll not only take Whitey’s money to pay for your needs, we’ll soon make objecting to your presence a federal crime punishable by time in the federal pen.

  • Let’s not forget that Glenn Beck is calling for his listeners to have ‘compassion’ on the children of the illegal invaders because they don’t have portable showers and because their room stinks to hell! Oh, and they need food and clean clothes too (XL sizes most desirable!).

    • Matt Turner

      He is? Hmm. Now I remember why I stopped listening to his show.

    • Ngati Pakeha

      XL, are you serious? Most of them look like they would struggle to fit into a size S!

  • IKUredux

    Come on, these so called kids aren’t paying thousands of dollars to get to the Useless States. This is a planned invasion, and everyone from our government to the governments of Mexico and Central America are complicit. The amount of hatred directed at the historical American nation is breathtaking. What is so disturbing is that our fellow “Whites” are behind this heinous crime of genocide. They can’t be voted out. Were the colonialists able to vote out the British?

    • jane johnson

      I completely agree with you about the governments, but there’s one more piece: the cartels. I believe that the “smugglers” work for them; the cash is going to corrupt politicians on both sides of the border, and that they are using the whole mess as a diversion to facilitate the movement of their gang members and drugs across our southern border.

      • Beloved Comrade

        The drug cartels will be setting up empires in the US as they have in Mexico and will be better armed than the federal government, thanks to Eric “The Red” Holder who shipped weapons directly into their hands.

        This so-called children’s crusade is nothing of the sort, it is mostly over 14 males to man the ranks of MS-13 and other violent gangs, aided and abetted by the American government.

  • Beloved Comrade

    Wouldn’t surprise me if Obama himself ordered up those flyers and had them placed along the border. The midterm elections are looming, after all.

  • Sheik Yerbouti

    This is organized crime.

    • Greg Thomas

      And our very own government is the ring leader.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      It’s Peter Brimelow’s ‘minority occupation government’.

      We are under occupation.

  • Greg Thomas

    The human traffickers do not need to worry about providing “cheat sheets” for illegal invading mexicans, as our very own government will provide all the “cheating” necessary for them to remain here.

  • OhWow

    How about start warning them we will shoot if they don’t turn back immediately? If they don’t listen, shoot them on the spot. That will give them some good stories for their friends thinking of trying it. The fact is that America is so PC it will never put its citizens before poor 3rd worlders. It’s emotions over laws. If this were the 1800’s we would just be shooting them dead saving money. Still want to try to come over? Ok, but we will have our best sharpshooters and military out there. This is an invasion and should be treated as such.

    • Greg Thomas

      Our government is no longer allowed to defend this country against illegal invading mexicans. And most certainly, the border patrol is not allowed to shoot at the invaders, even when being subjected to attack from invaders.

  • People are asking: Who wrote this cheat sheet?

    Most likely it was some high placed immigration lawyer who is on the payroll of some cheap labor gluttonous billionaire(s) and/or corporation(s).

  • Mark Hillyard

    My brother married a foreign Chinese chick. She needed to get married to stay here. I told him that they are well versed in this practice and how to get control of your money. It wasn’t 3 months before she began asking for $10,000.00 to send to her son in China. Then she tried to convince him that all Asian women control the family money. Thankfully my brother was prepared for this and told her she can spend her own money any way she wanted but she gets none of his.
    We had a good laugh over this but I fear to many horn dogs are being taken in by this. Just google ‘How to marry an American’. Keep digging and you will probably find their handbook. I had it on my last computer but it crashed.