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Men Arrested for ‘Selling’ Prostitutes from Mexico & Central America in U.S.

Joseph H. Hogsett, U.S. Attorney, today announced the dismantling of a criminal organization similar to those involved in the illegal importation and distribution of controlled substances continue reading »

U.S. Immigration’s Victim Assistance Program Puts Victim’s Needs First

The phone rings at 1:32 a.m. At that hour, the news can't be good. The agent on the line received a referral from a local law enforcement partner who encountered an abused and exploited individual, potentially someone who has been trafficked for sex or labor. continue reading »

Catholic Church Blames Mexican Government’s “Lack of Action” for Migrant Trafficking into U.S.

The Catholic Church in Mexico reported that the profit that organized crime derives from trafficking Mexicans into the United States, outrages and scandalizes Mexican society. continue reading »

Mexican National Sentenced for Smuggling and Sexual Trafficking Minor Victims in U.S. from Mexico

Amador Cortes-Meza, 36, of Tlaxcala, Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. D to serve 40 years in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release on charges of sex trafficking of minors; continue reading »

Truck Driver that Killed 19 Illegal Aliens He Was Smuggling Sentenced to 34 yrs in Prison

The driver of the insulated tractor trailer used in a smuggling operation which left 19 aliens dead in the deadliest smuggling operation ever in the district was re-sentenced on Monday to 33 years and nine months imprisonment without the possibility of parole, continue reading »

UNICEF Warns of Dangers Facing Migrant Children from Latin America

A new United Nations study warns of the perils of abuse and exploitation that threaten migrant children from Latin America and calls for policies to protect their rights. continue reading »

19 Year-Old Honduran National Sentenced for Human Trafficking

A Honduran national was sentenced on Friday to 100 months in federal prison for attempting to kidnap illegal aliens. This investigation was conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). continue reading »

19 Year-Old Honduran National Sentenced for Human Trafficking

A Honduran national was sentenced on Friday to 100 months in federal prison for attempting to kidnap illegal aliens. This investigation was conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). continue reading »

Human Trafficking Investigation in Los Angeles Feat. in Reader’s Digest

Alone and scared. That's the reality for many victims of human trafficking. Each year, nearly 20,000 people are trafficked to the U.S. - many of them women and children. These individuals endure traumatic journeys to enter the countr continue reading »

U.S. Government Continues Campaign to Combat Human Trafficking

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is reaching out directly to the American public and soliciting their help in the agency's latest initiative in combating the crime of human trafficking. continue reading »

UPDATE: Bodies of Investigators Found in Tamaulipas Mexico

UPDATE: Prosecutor Roberto Suarez Vazquez and Juan Carlos Suarez Sanchez, a top security official, disappeared the day after they began the investigation into the deaths of 72 migrants in Tamaulipas. Two bodies have been located northeast of San Fernando. Documents on the bodies matched those of the missing investigators but DNA tests have also been ordered to confirm identities. continue reading »