The UNM Latin American and Iberian Institute recently hosted Borderline Slavery: Contemporary Issues in Border Security and the Human Trade, a symposium consisting of three panel presentations composed of experts whose work relates to human trafficking and immigration along the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and beyond.

The LAII organized the conference to promote scholarship, public awareness and effective public policy to combat human trafficking in Mexico, the United States, and our shared border region.

The symposium was held in conjunction with the publication of the book, "Borderline Slavery: Mexico, the United States, and the Human Trade" (Ash¬gate Press, 2012), a volume co-edited by LAII Director Susan Tiano and Moira Murphy-Aguilar (University of Texas at El Paso).

For more information on the book and conference, visit: LAII Symposium.

To view a video recap, click below:

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