Human smuggling of Iraqis

Due to increased competition in the human smuggling market, in 2010 the price paid by Iraqis wishing to be smuggled into Australia was between $988 (1,000 Australian Dollars) to $1977 (2,000 Australian Dollars). In previous years when there were not as many human smugglers, the price paid by migrants was $10,000.

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Human smuggling from Iraq to the United Kingdom

Human smuggling of Iraqis into the United Kingdom between 2007 and 2008 was costing $10,500 (7,500 British Pounds) a person. The human smuggling gang, who is believed to have smuggled 1,000 people into the UK, would often charge up to $21,000 (14,000 British Pounds) to people who were desperate to leave Iraq.

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Human smuggling brings world to US-Mexico border

Between 2007 and 2009, US Border Patrol Agents apprehended 2, 285 illegal immigrants from China attempting to enter the United States from the US-Mexico border. In addition to the Chinese, those apprehend by Border Patrol included nearly a thousands people from Europe, 80 from Pakistan, 36 from Somalia, 19 from Yemen, 25 from Iraq and 26 from Iran.

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