December 30, 2005

Slave Trade Booming
Drug Smugglers Move to Human Cargo

Shadegg goes after false documents and coyotes.
Lou Dobbs Tonight - CNN - December 29
Lisa Sylvester: Drug smugglers have found another lucrative business, human smuggling...topping ten billion dollars a year... Representative John Shadegg has offered proposals to deal with these cartels.
Rep. Shadegg: In order to deter this kind of criminal conduct, where these syndicates set up in Mexico, bring people to the border, then bring them across the border, transport them and get them jobs, we need penalties that count.

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Note: $10 billion for human smuggling is 1/2 of remittances going to Mexico. Most of the money going south is for criminal operations.

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