Well, for many, the extortion doesn't stop when they flee. From AZFamily.com
Agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) say they have rescued three children being held hostage by smugglers in Phoenix.
The parents of the three children, from El Salvador, allegedly paid $13,000 to have the kids smuggled into the United States and delivered to Washington, D.C. but after the smugglers demanded additional ransom twice, the parents contacted federal officials for help.
ICE investigators worked to find the children and have them delivered to a safe location in the Valley. The children will be united with their parents.It looks like they moved the country to northern Mexico just so that they could fit Phoenix, Washington, D.C., and El Salvador onto a single map.