David Blackburn

The world over, people trafficking is the result of not addressing illegal immigration

The journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee describe their experiences in North Korea in an article in the Times. I urge Coffee Housers to read it, but I was struck by the story that brought them to the Tumen River.

‘We wanted to raise awareness about the harsh reality facing North Korean defectors who, because of their illegal status in China, live in terror of being sent back to their homeland.

Most of the North Koreans we spoke to said that they were fleeing poverty and food shortages.

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