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October 26, 2018

Seven Kids Rescued from Human Smugglers in Caravan
By Connor D. Wolfe

Guatemalan authorities rescued seven unaccompanied minors from human smugglers working inside the migrant caravan, which is right now marching from southern Mexico toward the U.S. border, according to Judicial Watch. The group said it obtained the information and photos from Guatemalan authorities revealing that they’d saved the children. The smugglers are said to have been arrested, and a criminal investigation into the caravan is ongoing. “Chris Farrell and Irene Garcia put themselves in harm’s way to get this material, and Judicial Watch supporters nationwide are highly grateful for their sacrifices,” said Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch’s president. Fitton’s group is a nonprofit government watchdog that relies primarily on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation. The group has filed 391 FOIA lawsuits seeking government documents since 2,000, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University in New York. The second-most frequent FOIA lawsuit filer during the same period was the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), with 130.

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