War on human smuggling could leave refugee casualties in wake

Experts and advocates say asylum seekers often have no choice but to partake of 'despicable' criminals' services.

Françoise Makanda
Published: Wednesday, 08/18/2010 12:00 am EDT

After weeks of anticipation, the MV Sun Sea, carrying hundreds of Tamils from Sri Lanka, reached the Canadian coast last Friday. Its arrival has brought a boatful of attention and debate, particularly since this is the second such ship in less than a year, and there have been widespread allegations of involvement from the Tamil Tigers.

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