Immigrant smuggling

This photo released Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shows hands held up by a person or persons hiding in a washing machine, among 11 Chinese nationals found by CBP agents hiding in furniture and appliances inside a moving truck stopped Saturday, Dec. 7, while entering the U.S. from Mexico at the San Ysidro border crossing near San Diego, federal officials said. The truck driver, a 42-year-old U.S. citizen, was arrested on suspicion of human smuggling, according to a statement. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP)
December 10, 2019 - 1:14 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eleven Chinese migrants were discovered hiding in furniture and appliances inside a truck stopped by agents as it entered the U.S. from Mexico at a Southern California border crossing, federal officials said. At least one person was crammed inside a washing machine and another was...
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FILE - Arizona's Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, front right, meets with Arizona National Guard soldiers prior to their deployment to the Mexico border at the Papago Park Military Reservation on Monday, April 9, 2018, in Phoenix. Ducey told the group of soldiers preparing to deploy from the Phoenix military base that their "mission is about providing manpower and resources" to support agencies on the border and denied that there was a political motive. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
October 30, 2018 - 4:35 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The 5,200 active-duty troops being sent by President Donald Trump to the U.S.-Mexico border will be limited in what they can do under a federal law that restricts the military from engaging in law enforcement on American soil. That means the troops will not be allowed to detain...
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Migrants wait to disembark from the Aquarius ship of Sos Mediterranee upon its arrival in the Sicilian port of Palermo, southern Italy, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. About 600 migrants have been brought to Sicily after being rescued at sea in one of the biggest arrivals since the Italian government struck a deal with Libyan authorities to limit departures. (Igor Petyx/ANSA via AP)
October 13, 2017 - 9:59 am
MILAN (AP) — Some 600 migrants rescued at sea arrived Friday in Sicily — one of the biggest influxes since Italy struck a deal with Libyan authorities to limit migrant smuggling — raising concerns of a renewed surge on the Libyan human trafficking route. The migrants, including many unaccompanied...
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BrIan Pyle, owner of Pyle Transportation Inc., the Iowa trucking company linked to the deadly case of immigrant smuggling in Texas, is interviewed by a television reporter Monday, July 24, 2017, in Schaller, Iowa. The company owned the truck and employed the driver who was found outside a San Antonio Wal-Mart transporting immigrants stuffed inside the trailer. Pyle denied any knowledge of the smuggling operation, saying he had reached a deal to sell the truck to a person in Mexico in May. (AP Photo/Scott McFetridge)
July 24, 2017 - 5:56 pm
SCHALLER, Iowa (AP) — The small, family-owned Iowa trucking company linked to the deadly case of immigrant smuggling in Texas has a history of safety and tax violations and financial problems, public records show. Pyle Transportation Inc. failed to pay federal employment and trucking taxes for...
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James Mathew Bradley Jr., left, arrives at the federal courthouse for a hearing, Monday, July 24, 2017, in San Antonio. Bradley was arrested in connection with the deaths of multiple people packed into a broiling tractor-trailer. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
July 24, 2017 - 5:23 pm
SCHALLER, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa trucking company linked to the deadly case of immigrant smuggling in Texas has a history of safety and tax violations and financial problems. Records show that Pyle Transportation Inc. failed to pay federal employment and trucking taxes for years, faced lawsuits over...
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James Mathew Bradley Jr., 60, of Clearwater, Florida, left, arrives at the federal courthouse for a hearing, Monday, July 24, 2017, in San Antonio. Bradley was arrested in connection with the deaths of multiple people packed into a broiling tractor-trailer. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
July 24, 2017 - 10:28 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The death toll climbed to 10 in the case of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants, federal authorities said Monday as a suspect in the smuggling case awaited a court appearance. Federal prosecutors said they planned to bring charges against James Mathew Bradley...
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San Antonio police officers investigate the scene Sunday, July 23, 2017, where eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer loaded with at least 30 others outside a Walmart store in stifling summer heat in what police are calling a horrific human trafficking case, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
July 23, 2017 - 9:17 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — At least nine people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, victims of what authorities said on Sunday was an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong. The driver was arrested, and nearly 20 others...
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San Antonio police officers investigate the scene where eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer loaded with at least 30 others outside a Walmart store in stifling summer heat in what police are calling a horrific human trafficking case, Sunday, July 23, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
July 23, 2017 - 8:28 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Latest on several people found dead in the back of a tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in Texas (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A U.S. official says 17 people who were crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found at a San Antonio Walmart are being treated for injuries...
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San Antonio police officers investigate the scene Sunday, July 23, 2017, where eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer loaded with at least 30 others outside a Walmart store in stifling summer heat in what police are calling a horrific human trafficking case, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
July 23, 2017 - 5:54 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — At least nine people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, authorities said Sunday in what they described as an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong. The driver was arrested, and nearly 20 others...
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San Antonio police officers investigate the scene where eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer loaded with at least 30 others outside a Walmart store in stifling summer heat in what police are calling a horrific human trafficking case, Sunday, July 23, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
July 23, 2017 - 5:35 pm
Experts say the temperature inside of the tractor-trailer where smuggled immigrants died and many others were left in dire health would have quickly become unbearable in the Texas heat. Authorities said they found more than three dozen people, including eight who were dead, in the truck's trailer...
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