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 n.— «Coyotes or polleros or pateros are persons who, for a fee, assist individuals wishing to enter the U.S. without legal authorization to do so.» —“Factors That Influence Migration: Coyotes and Alien Smuggling ” by Gustavo López Castro U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform (Texas) Apr. 27, 1998. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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