Immigration, Politics

Biden Converts Coast Guard to Illegal Alien Taxi Service

Migrants from Cuba, Haiti and other countries are taking to the sea in sharply rising numbers as they flee political and economic turmoil at home and try to reach the South Florida coast.

The voyages are often aboard vessels that are rickety, overloaded and devoid of safety equipment, according to U.S. officials. Conditions at sea can rapidly and unexpectedly deteriorate. Human-smuggling groups that operate such crossings frequently fail to take basic precautions, officials said.

The recent capsizing of a Bahamian boat off the coast of Florida that left nearly 40 people presumed dead was an especially disastrous end to the sort of journey that officials said often goes awry.

“Maritime smuggling poses a lot of significant and serious risks that land smuggling doesn’t have,” said Anthony Salisbury, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations’ Miami office, which is investigating the recent capsizing as a potential case of human smuggling. Read more…

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