As Southern States such as Arizona strengthen their border security, illegal smuggling activities redirect to weaker entry points looking for higher probabilities of success. But sometimes those plans end up going badly. This past week 18 illegal immigrants attempted to land their boat in the US Marine Amphibious training base at 4:30am local time. Very bad idea. They were promptly detained. The US Marine base landing areas are shown in red along the coast and icon A shows the approximate site of the attempted landing.
In another incident, 16 illegal immigrants landed their boat at icon B shown on the map.
The US Marine base is some 50 miles north of the US Border by sea. There have been local rumors of other boats coming ashore on beaches even further north than 50 miles, including reports of landings on Santa Catalina Island, a roughly 87 mile boat journey from the US Border.
California’s unemployment rate stands at over 12%. The boats aren’t arriving because of jobs because there aren’t any. So what else could they be doing? How about smuggling humans, drugs, and/or terrorists? Ridiculous? How do you know if they aren’t stopped and checked?