Price to Get a Fake Birth Certificate from Cuba

A man in the US State of Florida was selling counterfeit Cuban birth certificates to illegal immigrants in the United States. Due to US immigration policy, Cuban nationals are able to apply for a green card after one year of being in the country. The man was selling fake Cuban birth certificates to migrants from… Continue reading Price to Get a Fake Birth Certificate from Cuba

Human Trafficking in the Nail Industry of Britain

Across Great Britain, there are roughly 30,000 nail salons as of 2013. Between 2008 and 2013, police raided around 100 of the salons for human trafficking charges and other  immigration violations. During the course of those investigations, security personnel identified 150 workers who were in violation of immigration laws, and over $1 Million (£700,000) in… Continue reading Human Trafficking in the Nail Industry of Britain

Human Smuggling Fee From China to Europe in 2013

In August 2013, a human smuggling gang operating in Spain and France was broken up by police. The smuggling gang was charging Chinese migrants over $53,000 (€40,000) per person to be smuggled into Europe. The migrants would eventually settle in the United Kingdom or the United States. Included in the fee would be fake passports… Continue reading Human Smuggling Fee From China to Europe in 2013

Number of Human Smuggling Deaths in Australia

Between October 2001 and June 2012, the Australian Crime Commission reported that 964 people died while attempting to reach Australia for asylum purposes. 605 of the deaths occurred between October 2009 and June 2012. A majority of the people who died who were attempting to reach Australia originated from Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.… Continue reading Number of Human Smuggling Deaths in Australia

Indoor Marijuana Cultivation in Australia

According to security officials in Australia, the indoor marijuana growing industry in the country is worth $1.85 Million (2 Million Australian Dollars) per year. The marijuana is grown by organized crime gangs that use empty residential houses to grow the illicit drug on a commercial scale. Immigration officials state that many people from Vietnam are… Continue reading Indoor Marijuana Cultivation in Australia

Human Smuggling from Myanmar to Thailand

A human smuggler in Thailand can make a profit of $320 (10,000 Thai Baht) for each Myanmar adult that is smuggled into Thailand. The profit is based after the costs that the smuggler must pay, such as bribes and costs associated with operating their boat. The costs of the bribes when paying police and security… Continue reading Human Smuggling from Myanmar to Thailand

Price to Buy Legal Documents to Enter the United States

A migrant who has illegally crossed the US-Mexico border on numerous occasions told the Mexican media that human smugglers were charging between $3,000 to $20,000 to bring migrants across the border. The difference in prices charged were due to the type of service and documents the migrant was to receive. At the lower end of… Continue reading Price to Buy Legal Documents to Enter the United States

Number of Illegal Migrants in Saudi Arabia

There are an estimated 2 to 3 million undocumented workers in Saudi Arabia. 575,000 illegal workers were deported from the Kingdom in 2012, and an addition 200,000 were deported in the first three months of 2013. Source:  Nandagopal J. Nair, “Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on illegal immigrants is a boon for local businesses,” Quartz, June 24,… Continue reading Number of Illegal Migrants in Saudi Arabia

Illegal Immigrants in Brazil

An estimated 300,000 illegal immigrants from Bolivia and Paraguay and 45,000 from Peru live in the Sao Paulo area of Brazil. Security officials in Brazil report that many of the illegal immigrants in the country use the services of human smugglers to enter the country and then fall victim to labor traffickers. Police highlighted a… Continue reading Illegal Immigrants in Brazil