lundi 14 septembre 2009

Ecuador #1 in Illegal immigration

The number of Ecuadorians illegally entering the US by sea has surpassed the number of Cuban boat people or illegal Hatian immigrants, according to a recent study by the US Embassy in Quito, Ecuador. The source of the problem is that the Ecuadorian government is not funding any esources to stop this wave of emigration, as they do not give it priority in their budget and military planning.
The Ecuadorian immigrants have thus become protagonists of the largest wave of maritime ilegal immigration in modern history, according to the Embassy.

Since the year 2000, between 234,000 and 350,000 Ecuadorians have set sail for Guatamala in illegal embarcations, from where they are smuggled across the Mexican border and into the US by "coyotesm"
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