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NEWS: People Smuggling Ring from Canada to U.S. cracked

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posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 07:33 AM
The U.S. Government has announced that it has cracked a massive human smuggling ring. Over 60 people have reportedly been illegally taken over the U.S.-Canadian border before the crack-down, including Pakistanis and Indians.
The "large-scale" smuggling schemes involved people with forged passports and posing as large tour groups who entered Canada in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, British Columbia, then made their way into the United States, said Inspector Steve Martin of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Police said the illegal migrants included men, women, young families and the elderly from India and Pakistan who paid up to $40,000 each to be smuggled into North America.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Interesting, huh? This is the first that I've heard of people being smuggled in from Canada, but I'm sure it's been happening for years and years.

The operation sounded pretty professional as well. Passports, tour groups, the whole lot - but what do you expect for $48, 000?

The southern borders have been the main focus of U.S. border patrol, but I think this will open eyes to the fact that there is a massive landmass up there, much less populated, with a much smaller border patrol.

[edit on 13/4/2006 by watch_the_rocks]

posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 11:55 AM
Well, its not the first time Ive heard it. Infact, Id be more worried about what we get from Canada, then from Mexico. I really think we just need a huge wall. As simplistic as that sounds. Then we need to start shutting down businesses that hire illegals. Period. Then when they are seen wandering the streets, they are rounded up and sent back across the border. Every other country in the world does it, why cant we?

posted on Apr, 15 2006 @ 04:40 PM
The "Build a Wall" thing isn't necessarily a good idea for morale.

The US/Canada border is the longest standing undefended border between two countries, and throwing up a gigantic wall all along it would null that out.

posted on Apr, 15 2006 @ 06:42 PM
you worried about what you get from canada and not mexico??? ROFL you have got to be kidding ???

Look at the state of every town city and metropolis that has a large immigrant population of hispanics and tell me that you still view 60 from canada as nmore of a threat? hispanics are taking over southern USA and your worried about canada?? rofl when did canadian immigrants demand rights and wages and all the protection of citizenship and still be illegals?? rofl you have made my day - I never believed id ever read some thing so funny!

You Americans really ARE as mad as they say!

posted on Apr, 15 2006 @ 09:55 PM
Actually we shouldn't just ignore the fact that Canada is an open border. Although I do trust the Canadian goverment, they can't stop truely determined illegal immigrants. Now sure the amount of people coming in from Canada may be significantly less, however a terrorist could just as easily enter. Part of the problem with the open borders is the lack of security.

posted on Apr, 15 2006 @ 10:00 PM
MadGreebo, I don't think he's worried about Canadian immigrants, these Indians and Pakistanis - or people of any origin - are using Canada as a gateway to the US. Our border with Canada is, what, three times larger than our border with Mexico? Actually, maybe we should be more concerned about Canadian immigrants themselves... they look just like us, they are better educated than Mexicans, and their per-capita GDP is about $10k (USD) less than ours. An observer looking at it would likely assume that "hey, we can hire people that are on par with American standards at a 25% discount."

Imagine if all of Eastern Europe joined Schengin (sp?) land! I'm sure people are gonna love that!

posted on Apr, 15 2006 @ 10:53 PM
Splif4020, you are so on the money. Our border and immigration laws are certainly not a piece of work. All of the above posters have very much reason to be concerned.

I think very sadly
, that we will become the Bosnia of the future.
In other words, NO MANS LAND

Our previous governments were more concerned with the vote , than the future of this impressionable and young Country.

I fear we have left it too late. We are so infilterated, with such common place, that such has become the norm.

When I was a kid, this country was always known as the refuge, now we are just a conduit.

At least if you are American, you can say you are fighting for something, and you should be proud, and half your country will love you, but here, you are sadly
more respected if you are so modest to denounce your country and be proud of it.

Most people in this Country have become socially infused Liberals, with so much icing on the cake, it is very difficult for them to remeber what pan our values were originally baked in.

I would never assume as a Canadian or any other travellar, that if I would wish to visit, another country, that I would never need identification.

This is absurd and rediculous.
yeah feeling kind of blah, because of this

posted on Apr, 15 2006 @ 11:09 PM
A bit over the top don't you think alphacenturi?

To these people who are being smuggled, I mean c'mon, havn't they heard of Alberta? Lowest Unemployment in North America atm? Jeeze. Some people still think it's the 90s.

posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 12:35 AM
Of all the illegal immigrants that come to Canada, a percentage of them are smuggled across the border. Many of the women that are smuggled across into the US end up in the sex-slave trade or are forced to become prostitutes to pay for their passage. Certain fundamentalist Morman groups also smuggle child brides between communities. There is also the drugs that go south and the guns that come north.

The difference between the two borders, in my opinion, are the kinds of people that cross the borders and volume. I think the Mexican border would be best served through increased presence. The problems on the Canadian border seem to be ones that would be better handled by increased intelligence and law enforcement agency investigations.

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