Traffickers Return to Smuggling Single Adults After Feds Tighten Family Loopholes at Border

Posted on February 10, 2020 2:36 pm
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Human traffickers are reportedly moving back to a business model they previously favored for decades after the Trump administration tightened asylum loopholes enabling migrant ‘families’ to enter the U.S. en masse in recent years.

Smugglers are now focusing on moving more single adults through their pipelines and into the U.S., according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

“This whole ecosystem of smuggling activity is shifting back into the traditional methods,” acting Deputy Director of DHS Derek Benner told the Washington Examiner. “I’ve just been noticing from our operational tempo and reporting every morning that we’re starting to see more