A border fence wouldn’t have worked here.
This might be funny if it wasn’t such a serious subject.
Earlier this month, as a fashion photo shoot was taking place on Miami Beach, a boat carrying illegal immigrants approached the beach, and the passengers proceeded to run onto and across the beach. The incident was captured on video which you can watch below.
Obviously, a border fence wouldn’t have prevented this incident. In fact, this is the way immigrants from Haiti, Cuba and other countries came to America for years. This shows that immigration enforcement is not just about a fence or the land border.
Joe Saunders reported at BizPac Review:
Caught on video: Gang of brazen illegal aliens swarms Miami beach, interrupt modeling shoot
Videographer Ekaterina Juskowski told the News Times Broward-Palm Beach she was shooting video of a model friend about 6 a.m. July 10 when a boat started approaching shore quickly.
Thinking it was simply scuba divers, she said, she turned off her camera – but turned it back on when she saw the men pouring off the vessel, out of the surf and onto the sand.
Border Patrol officials didn’t sound surprised by the brazenness of the men – or the boat that dropped them off.
“That’s a testament to how confident these organizations are — what we call transnational criminal organizations — who smuggle criminals and narcotics right onto the beach,” Border Patrol spokesman Frank Miller told the New Times.
“There has been an increase in known maritime smuggling in Florida — from Key West all along the Florida coast — from fiscal year 2014 to now,” he said.
Here’s the video:
The Broward Palm Beach New Times also covered this story and offered some numbers from Border Patrol and the U.S. Coast Guard:
The Border Patrol’s website says there were 2,034 “Illegal Alien Apprehensions” by the Miami office in 2014 and 3,942 apprehensions via “coastal border” nationwide that year. (3,338 apprehensions were for immigrants coming in through the nation’s northern border with Canada, and a whopping 479,371 migrants were apprehended coming through the southwest border with Mexico.)
The Coast Guard’s website offers slightly different numbers: 3,587 “Alien Migrant Interdictions” in 2014, and 1,272 from January through May of this year. The Coast Guard data is broken down by nationality and shows that the vast majority of migrants it intercepts are Cuban. (2,111 of last year’s migrants were Cuban; 1,103 were Haitian; 293 from the Dominican Republic; 48 from Mexico, and 32 from other countries.)
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