Friday, December 14, 2007

Migration news

In Spain, AFP reports that police announced the breakup of a Cuban alien smuggling ring, with 46 arrests – 26 in Spain, 16 in Germany, four in Austria. Police allege that the ring paid for letters of invitation, ad the majority of those brought out of Cuba were eventually sent to the United States via Mexico.

In West Palm Beach, there’s a federal indictment of two Miami men in connection with an alien smuggling incident last November that left one person dead; El Nuevo Herald’s report says the men could face the death penalty.

In the Czech Republic, Cuban asylees are slowly disappearing from the housing provided for them, according to this English-language report from Prague. The Cubans “might have viewed the Czech Republic as a transit country,” the reporter notes.

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