human smuggling

FMCSA shuts down trucking company tied to deadly smuggling operation

Pyle Transportation was placed out-of-service Monday by the FMCSA following a compliance review that found hours-of-service and driver fitness violations, FMCSA spokesperson Duane DeBruyne confirmed to Overdrive Thursday.

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Trucker involved in San Antonio human smuggling operation indicted, pleads not guilty

James Matthew Bradley Jr. faces a five-count indictment with charges of conspiracy and transportation of illegal immigrants resulting in death and serious bodily injury and more. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

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Feds call for crackdown on sanctuary cities in response to latest truck-involved human smuggling discovery

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting director Thomas Homan released a statement this week partially blaming sanctuary cities and policies for recent human smuggling operations after law enforcement, acting on a tip, rescued 17 migrants in Edinburg, Texas.

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Mexico’s big human-smuggling bust; Truckers Against Trafficking makes industry headway

Technology makes a dent As this photo, released by the Mexican state of Chiapas and making news around the nation yesterday, makes abundantly clear, the issue of human smuggling is a multivalent and complex one. The photo shows would-be migrants to the U.S. in a van trailer in southern Mexico, caught in Mexican authorities' X-ray imaging devices. All in all, a total of 513 people were being transported in two trailers, in this case paying ...

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