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Resource ID: #16991
Subject: Immigrants
Source: Business Week
Date: Nov. 27, 2000


"'It's the fastest-growing criminal market in the world, ' says a U.N. exec" of the situation in the European Union (EU) where illegal immigrants are forced to work long hours under deplorable conditions to pay off their exhorbant price of passage. " The collapse of the ex-Soviet-bloc economies and the rapid growth of international crime rings specializing in the trafficking of human beings have also created an expanding supply of illegal immmigrant laborers vulnerable to abuse."

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