Written by DML
Below is a very important report which I ask you to please share on your social media accounts.The information supporting my commentary is from WSAV.COM.
I often speak about the dangers of illegal immigration via our waterways. Unfortunately, the threat of really dangerous people illegally crossing into the US is far worse on the coastline than it is along the Mexican border where Trump wants to install new fencing.
In making They Come to America 4: The Cost of Politics, there is a section of the film where I cover the waterways in a manner no other filmmaker ever has when referring to illegal immigration.
My coastline investigations were filmed in San Diego, Florida, Turks & Caicos, and the Bahamas. What I find is truly concerning.
I learn that terrorists from the Middle East and Chinese nationals pay extremely high fees to smugglers to be taken into the US via the coastline. In some cases an individual will pay more than $100,000 to be dropped off on a beach at night with the assurance they will go completely undetected by US officials.
Covering the 2,000 miles of land border between the US and Mexico are approximately 19,000 brave border agents. Think about that number and what it means when I now tell you that just 111 border agents cover the coastline from North Carolina to the Florida Panhandle.
That means just 111 agents must cover the area from NC down through Jacksonville, Florida, then down the entire east coast of Florida past Miami and around the Keys. Then head north up the entire west coast past Tampa and then take a sharp left through the entire Florida Panhandle until reaching the border of Alabama.
Collectively, this entire area — nearly 2k miles of coastline — has just 111 agents. This is CRAZY when measuring it against our land patrol. Meaning, we have several sectors (stations) along the 2,000 miles of land border (CA, AZ, NM, TX), but we have just one sector working the huge coastline I described. The Border Patrol refers to the one station as the “Miami Sector.”
If you were a terrorist, where would you enter? Where would you smuggle in the parts and chemicals needed to build a device used for a weapon of mass destruction? If you are smart, you’ll choose the thousands of miles patrolled by only one hundred eleven agents, who by the way have less than a handful of boats issued to them by the US government. This is an improvement when compared to 2016 when the Miami sector had NOT one boat of their own.
Currently, if the agency is overwhelmed on any given day in its effort to capture illegals entering the US via the coastline, the Border Patrol Agents in the Miami Sector must call the Coast Guard to hitch a ride. The Border Patrol is overwhelmed every day of the year.
Reports show more than 4,000 apprehensions were made in the Miami Sector over the past few years. That may sound low compared to the apprehensions reported in Texas, Arizona and California, but keep in mind what I told you earlier — the truly bad people often use the coastline as means of entry. To defend this claim, it is important to state that the 4,000+ apprehensions consisted of people from more than 60 different countries including several nations on the State Department’s terror list.
With this in mind, and knowing that my new film They Come to America 4 will be available in May 2019, take a look at a story from Savannah, GA. This is just ONE boat. Savannah is one of the fastest growing international ports in the US.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A man caught twice prior for illegally entering the United States was found stowed away on a container ship headed to Savannah, officials say.
According to the U.S. Attorney Bobby Christine, Jamie Dagoberto Chavez-Guevara, 35, of El Salvador, was taken into custody Wednesday, April 3 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents.
Christine says Chavez-Guevara was aboard the container ship Santa Linea in Savannah’s Port. He is charged with illegal entry and could face up to 15 years in federal prison.
Christine says according to court proceedings and documents, CBP had been notified Tuesday by the operator of the Santa Linea, that crew members had detained Chavez-Guevara after discovering him on board the ship without permission.
Chavez-Guevara told investigators that his girlfriend had sent $6,000 to his family in El Salvador, and he used the money to arrange for a smuggler to get him on board the Santa Linea while the ship was anchored in Panama.