U.S. Homeland Security Unveils Campaign to Combat Human Smuggling Networks While Summit of the Americas Has Declaration on Migration and Protection

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Thursday, June 16, 2022
Bruce Zagaris

In April 2022, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) started a five-part campaign against human smuggling.[1]   At the Summit of the Americas, leaders from the Western Hemisphere presented the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection, which seeks to mobilize the entire region around bold actions around four key pillars to transform the Western Hemisphere’s approach to managing migration. [2]

[1]    Department of Homeland Security, DHS Leads First-of-Its-Kind Campaign of Unprecedented Scale to Foil Human Smuggling Networks, June 9, 2022 https://www.dhs.gov/news/2022/06/09/fact-sheet-dhs-leads-first-its-kind-campaign-unprecedented-scale-foil-human.

[2]    White House, Fact Sheet, The Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection U.S. Government and Foreign Partner Deliverables, June 10, 2022 https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/06/10/fact-sheet-the-los-angeles-declaration-on-migration-and-protection-u-s-government-and-foreign-partner-deliverables.