August 26, 2010

HAPPILY, THE NATIVISTS WILL NEITHER PAY TO CLOSE THE BORDER....:

Migrants turn to the sea to enter US illegally (ELLIOT SPAGAT, 08/26/2010, AP)

The speedboat is about three miles offshore when a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent cuts the engine to drift on the current in quiet darkness, hoping for the telltale signs of immigrant smuggling — sulfur fumes or a motor’s whirr.

“It’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack, and the haystack is the Pacific Ocean,” agent Tim Feige says minutes before sunrise marks the end to another uneventful shift.

This is a new frontier for illegal immigrants entering the United States — a roughly 400-square-mile ocean expanse that stretches from a bullring on the shores of Tijuana, Mexico, to suburban Los Angeles. In growing numbers, migrants are gambling their lives at sea as land crossings become even more arduous and likely to end in arrest


...nor allow conscription into the force that would be required to try.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 26, 2010 5:10 AM
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