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Old 06-10-2009, 09:46 PM
Location: Where laws can be ignored due to political correctness
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration and Sen. Chuck Schumer want to step up pressure on human-trafficking operations by taking away their safe houses.

Schumer announced plans Wednesday to propose legislation to allow federal agents to seize houses if they can prove the buildings were used by smugglers to shelter illegal immigrants temporarily.

Under current law, the home owner must be convicted of a smuggling-related offense before prosecutors can seize the safe house.
Officials want a change in law to shut down safe houses used in human-trafficking schemes -- Newsday.com (http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-us-human-trafficking-law,0,4093634.story - broken link)

Interesting, especially since it's being considered by Obama and Schumer.

Although I consider this to be a good idea, I just hope that the 'victims' aren't offered amnesty if detained by officials.
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