BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — University of Texas at Brownsville will be holding a conference on migrant smuggling and human trafficking.
The Eighth Annual Symposium on Human Trafficking will take place from Tuesday, April 9 through the 11th. The discussion, titled “Migrant Smuggling and Human Trafficking in Drug War Times: A Dangerous Journey to the United States", is organized for the first time by the Women Studies Committee.
A panel will speak about drug and human smuggling related violence in Mexico by speakers from academia, government agencies, human rights advocates, immigration lawyers and the business members.
Dr. Juliet V. García, UTB President, will provide opening remarks when the conference moves to Brownsville, at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 11 in the Lecture Hall of the Science Engineering and Technology Building on Ringgold Road.
Information regarding the three-day conference, including a detailed agenda, can be found on the conference website .