Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Teenage People Smugglers on the U.S./Mexico Border

WaPo's multimedia story The child migrant smugglers of Northern Mexico is definitely worth a read. And look.

The article tells the story of teenage people smugglers operating on the U.S.-Mexico border. Teenagers are particularly suited to this work, the article explains, because the DOJ doesn’t prosecute Mexican minors for smuggling. All bets are off for the 18+ crowd.

The article focuses on one teen in particular and the choices seasoned smugglers like him must make when they age-out of the migrant-trafficking side of cartel business. I won't offer spoilers, but it's intense.

The article includes photos and videos that would be really compelling additions to class.

And there's even a link to a rap song that could be used before your discussion of people smuggling:

-KitJ

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2021/10/teenage-people-smugglers-on-the-usmexico-border.html

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