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May 2017

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Smuggling Teens into the EU an Easy Path to Exploitation

  By Bernd Franke and Marin Kovačić, Guest Bloggers* Where does the line between human smuggling and human trafficking fall?  Although often conflated, the two acts are distinct, with separate aims and motives.  However, an initial act of smuggling can easily transform into an exploitative human trafficking scenario.  This ...

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May 2017

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The Inherent Hypocrisy of Claiming to Combat Human Trafficking While Closing Borders

  By Jocelyn Iverson, Director of Communications and Social Media Nobody wants to sound “pro-human trafficking.”  Countries jockey for more favorable tier rankings in the U.S. State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report.  Organizations make it their mission to “rescue” victims from their unsavory conditions. ...

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Apr 2017

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Trading Violence for Exploitation: Challenges for Unaccompanied Minors

  By Emily Gwash, Guest Blogger* The growing humanitarian crisis caused by millions of people fleeing violence and devastation in Syria has captured the world’s attention. A whole host of accompanying issues and dilemmas concerning the plight of these refugees have been identified, garnering further consideration from the ...

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Mar 2017

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Benefiting Traffickers with Hard-Line Immigration Policies

  By Amber Moffett, Graduate Associate Director “Trafficking is migration gone terribly wrong.” – David Feingold These words given by David Feingold in his piece Trafficking in Numbers: The Social Construction of Human Trafficking Data give a whole new insight into what human trafficking is, what realms human trafficking ...

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Apr 2016

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How Immigration Policies Create Smugglers

  Note: This blog was originally published on the Allegra Laboratory website. You can find the original post here. By Rebecca Galemba, PhD, Faculty Fellow Since 2012, Mexico has stepped up efforts to combat human trafficking. In practice, trafficking and human smuggling are often conflated by officials and law enforcement. It ...

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Jul 2015

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HTC Associate Director Quoted in World Politics Review

Dr. Oliver Kaplan, Associate Director of the Human Trafficking Center, shared his expertise on international trafficking laws with the World Politics Review. “By one estimate, 200,000 migrants pass each year through Niger’s central Agadez region alone—a substantial flow for a poor country with a population of 17 million. In ...

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May 2014

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Immigration controls: Protecting borders to end trafficking?

by Dana Bruxvoort, HTC associate (This is the first post in a three-part series about migrants’ rights and human trafficking.) Human trafficking is a rare site of public consensus, typically eliciting a visceral public reaction. This type of public concern makes human trafficking a convenient platform upon which to build ...

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Mar 2014

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Human Smuggling, Trafficking and Immigration Reform: Recommendations for Policymakers

by Heather Randall, HTC associate One often overlooked aspect of the controversial issue of immigration reform is the connection between undocumented migration and human trafficking. Efforts to strengthen border security can paradoxically drive vulnerable illegal migrants into the arms of human smugglers and actually lead to an ...

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