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Benjamin Perrin: A better plan to stop migrant smuggling

posted Nov 17, 2011, 8:04 PM by Milorad Borota
National Post  Nov 14, 2011 – 7:02 AM ET | Last Updated: Nov 11, 2011 5:32 PM ET By Benjamin Perrin
Migrant smuggling, which is distinct from human trafficking, is a dangerous, sometimes deadly, criminal activity that cannot be rationalized, justified or excused. Failing to respond effectively to migrant smuggling and to deter it risks emboldening those who engage in this illicit enterprise. Proceeds from these illegal activities benefit organized crime and criminal networks; fund terrorism and facilitate clandestine terrorist travel; endanger the lives and safety of smuggled migrants; undermine border security with consequences for the Canada-U.S. border; and undermine the integrity and fairness of Canada’s immigration system.


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