May 21, 2011

Immigration Reality: Routes to the US - Mapping Human Smuggling Networks

Routes to the US: Mapping Human Smuggling Networks: "Increasing numbers of people from Asia and Africa are seeking to enter the U.S. illegally over the Mexican border. Analysts have started to map the routes these migrants take, in journeys which are often controlled by criminal groups.

As Mexico’s El Universal reported, in 2010 the country’s National Migration Institute (Instituto Nacional de Migracion - INM) detained almost 70,000 migrants. The vast majority of these, more than 67,000, were from the Americas.

However, a significant number were from Asian and African countries -- some 2,300."

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