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Human Smuggling

NATO Launches Mission In The Aegean Sea To End Smuggling Of Migrants, Refugees

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 02.11.2016 | World

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO has agreed to start a mission in the Aegean Sea to help slow refugee flows and to stop people smugglers, German Defence Mini...

Greek Police Arrest 12 For Smuggling Refugees

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.07.2015 | World

ATHENS, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Police said on Wednesday they had broken up an international criminal organization smuggling migrants and refugees through G...

Drug Cartels: Where Human Trafficking and Human Smuggling Meet Today

Ana Davila | Posted 06.16.2016 | Latino Voices
Ana Davila

Much is said about the difficulties undocumented immigrants face due to the recent security measures taken in the Mexico-U.S border, but little attention is devoted to the role that Mexican drug cartels have played in reshaping the human smuggling dynamics in the last few years.

See the World Through Migrants' Eyes

William Lacy Swing | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
William Lacy Swing

The Thai government's clampdown has toppled one pillar of this grotesque smuggling infrastructure, but the edifice still stands and the smugglers will seek new ways to exploit desperate people.

Why the Central American Children Migrants Need Full Adjudication of Their Protection Claims

Donald Kerwin | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Donald Kerwin

As Congress and the Administration consider proposals to eviscerate the heretofore obscure (now demonized) Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (TVPRA), it makes sense to review the case for change and to query whether the proposed cure might not do more harm than good.

Afghan Refugees Risk Smugglers, Deportation In Search Of A New Life

Agence France Presse | Usman Sharifi | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

An elderly Afghan man with a bearded, tired face gazes from the television screen and says sadly: "My son wouldn't listen to me. He borrowed money jus...

Big People-Smuggling Syndicate Broken Up

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.05.2013 | World

Hong Kong officials said Friday they had smashed a syndicate that used fake documents to smuggle mainland Chinese into Argentina, Brazil, Spain and Au...

Human Smuggling Figures In Arizona Released

Arizona Daily Star | Associated Press | Posted 12.20.2012 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX - The number of so-called drophouses discovered harboring undocumented immigrants in the Phoenix area has decreased significantly over the las...

'Human Car Seat' BUSTED In Smuggling Attempt

The Hufffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.26.2012 | World

An attempt to smuggle a man across the Moroccan border this week failed after authorities discovered the immigrant hiding inside the hollowed-out fron...

John Rudolf

Alleged Mastermind Of Human Smuggling Ring Charged In N.Y. | John Rudolf | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK -- The reputed mastermind of a migrant smuggling ring that allegedly smuggled hundreds of undocumented immigrants from Eastern Europe into th...

Truck Them and Stereotype Them -- It's All Good in Popular Culture

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

The developers of "Smuggle Truck" claim the iPad game attempts to mock our nation's inhumane and impractical immigration laws. Sadly, the effort falls flat.

Violence at the Mexican Border: When is Deadly Force Justified?

The Stir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Stir

Is the use of firearms disproportionate to the use of rocks? So says critics of the use of deadly force on a Mexican teenage boy shot on Monday on th...

Obama Must Act To Ease Arizona's Deportation Panic

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

It is open season on the Latino community in Arizona -- people in Latino neighborhoods are afraid to leave their houses because they feel their arrest on suspicion of being an undocumented immigrant could happen at any moment.

In Sri Lanka: Explaining the Tamil Tigers

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The Sri Lankan government has battled the Tamil Tigers on two fronts for almost three decades: on the battlefield and in the arena of world opinion. No one thought they could win militarily, but they did.