All About Human Smuggling

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 3 JAN 2012

Despite the popularity of calls to build a fence along the entire U.S. southern border, some border officials claim that the existing barriers have not been effective at preventing migrants…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 2 DEC 2011

The number of bodies dug up from hidden graves in Mexico has been rising steadily over the past four years, according to the country's main human rights watchdog group, with…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 1 DEC 2011

The U.S. Border Patrol has arrested eight men in connection with a migrant smuggling ring that guided its clients over the California-Mexico border using cell phones, instead of escorting…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 16 NOV 2011

As smugglers' tunnels between the U.S. and Mexico grow increasingly common, Washington is pouring resources into the search for a high-tech solution to the problem, when old-fashioned investigative work might…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 19 OCT 2011

A substantial drop in undocumented immigration from Mexico to the United States, but is this really due to Mexicans staying home to enjoy rising prosperity, or are there other factors…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 17 OCT 2011

The Mexican army rescued 61 men who were allegedly being held as forced labor for the Zetas drug gang in Piedras Negras, a city bordering Texas in the northern state…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 12 OCT 2011

Mexican immigration officials have said that the surge of drug violence in north Mexico has caused a massive drop in undocumented Central American migrants traveling through the country to the…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 15 SEP 2011

The number of immigrants arrested on the U.S. border with Mexico has reached a 40 year low, with only 305,000 individuals arrested in the first 11 months of fiscal year…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 25 AUG 2011

One year after the massacre of 72 migrants in Tamaulipas, north Mexico, none of the killers have been brought to justice. Tying up the loose ends in the story means…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 19 AUG 2011

A family-run migrant trafficking group, headed by an 84-year-old woman, has been busted by U.S. authorities, in a reminder of the changing nature of the human smuggling business.

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 17 AUG 2011

Migrant deaths have dropped 38 percent on the Arizona border in the last 10 months compared to the same period last year, while a report hails a rise in security…

GUATEMALA / 28 JUL 2011

The presidents of Mexico and Guatemala have agreed to increase cooperation to strengthen border security and combat transnational organized crime, and to improve the security of migrants in…

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