"The Mexican woman is especially at risk."

A link between women's rights and the treatment of immigrants is increasingly recognized by social activists, as shown at this 2007 immigration rights rally in Washington, D.C.   There is a good introduction to the issues associated with human smuggling at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.  It provides links for more information.

Rally for Immigration Rights
Creative Commons AttributionRally for Immigration Rights - Credit: Jim Kuhn