strategy

Combatting illegal immigration

Synonyms:
Combatting organized smuggling of illegal migrants across national boundaries
Preventing smuggling of aliens
Combatting smuggling of illegal migrants
Context:
Transnational criminal organizations increasingly profit illicitly by smuggling humans and preying on the dignity and lives of migrants. They often convince individuals to migrate illegally by various means for enormous profits that are frequently used to finance other criminal activities.
Claim:
1. The increase in alien smuggling is considered a matter of grave concern by many governments, especially those at source or destination. Hundreds of thousands are transported illegally each year. They are subjected to life-threatening conditions during transit, and upon arrival are forced into indentured servitude or criminal activities to pay the smugglers. The latter violate domestic and international law, participate in extortion and murder. Criminal legislation needs to be enacted and enforced with a view to promoting more effective international cooperation.

2. Tightening national border controls may actually reduce national security by fuelling the illegal traffic in migrants by criminal gangs also associated with drugs and gunning running.

Subjects:
Migrants
Crime
Frontiers
Legality
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies