human smuggling

The falsified passport bearing Alizadeh’s face and the name Elina Adamlani.

Mahnaz Alizadeh, betrayed by human smugglers, is vindicated

Her attempts to reach Canada left her in a Brazilian prison. A court there has finally cleared her name and convicted a Canadian-Iranian man of human trafficking.
Mahnaz Alizadeh

Escape from Iran

Fake passports, river crossings and big money: Mahnaz Alizadeh’s desperate struggle to find refuge in Canada
In Istanbul, Turkey, Ahmed Stanekzai (not his real name) looks out over the Marmara sea from his apartment in Istanbul. Since January, Stanekzai has been trying to come to Canada, something he has dreamed about since seeing the video of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcoming refugees at Toronto's Pearson International airport in December 2015. The demand to come to Canada has spiked in recent years, far outpacing the Liberal government's refugee quotas. The winners are smugglers and scammers who cash in on people's dreams. (Photograph by Adnan R. Khan)

How Canada became the ’crown jewel’ of smuggling destinations

In a world flooded with millions of displaced people, Canada has become the dream destination—and a cash cow for those capitalizing on their hopes
Missing image

People willing to endure what the Tamils did are just the kind we want

COYNE: Call it the ’bottom of the boat’ test