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UN Math on Human Smuggling Not Sound

Smuggling migrants into the United States is now more profitable than smuggling drugs, according to a representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime...
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Terrorism and the US-Mexico Border

The San Antonio Express News reports that a Somalian, once based in Mexico, is suspected of smuggling members of an East African terrorist cell into the United...
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US Department of Homeland Security: An Analysis of Migrant Smuggling Costs along the Southwest Border

This Working Paper by Bryan Roberts, Gordon Hanson, Derekh Cornwell, and Scott Borger, analyzes the costs of human trafficking in the U.S.-Mexico border,...
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InSight: Gun Traffickers Arrested in Texas a Wake-up Call?

Monday's arrest of three men in Texas for trafficking guns, one of which was apparently used in the attack which killed U.S. agent Jaime Zapata in mid-February,...
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Only a Fraction of U.S.-Mexico Border ‘Controlled’

According to testimony given before United States Congress, the Border Patrol says that just fifteen percent of the U.S.-Mexico border is under tight control....
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One Third of 2010 Homicides Occurred Along U.S.-Mex Border

After a bloody weekend in Ciudad Juarez, a new analysis of government statistics sheds light on the patterns of violence along Mexico’s northern border, “ground...
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Indians Captured at U.S.-Mex Border Expose New Human ‘Pipeline’

In a phenomenon that has United States border officials scratching their heads, a record wave of immigrants from India have entered the country illegally through...
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‘Potapult’ Video from Mexico

In the most curious story of the weekend, authorities in Mexico, acting on a tip, seized a catapult and 45 pounds of marijuana that smugglers wanted to launch over...
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U.S. Breaks up Arms Smuggling Ring in Arizona

The United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) arrested 20 suspects on Tuesday in an operation the bureau said disrupted a gun trafficking ring...