Posted on September 1, 2022

Increase in Illegal Migration Along Miami Coast

Brooke Shafer and Brian Entin, NewsNation, August 29, 2022

More migrants are entering the U.S., and as the border crisis grows more cities are feeling the impact: the latest being Miami.

U.S. Border Patrol reported 1.9 million encounters so far this fiscal year across the southwestern border, but when the coastal sectors are included, more than 2.2 million migrants have been encountered.

Border Patrol is deploying 114 agents from the northern border and some southern border sectors to areas being hit hard including Miami, Del Rio, Texas and Yuma, Arizona, according to sensitive U.S. Department of Homeland Security documents exclusively obtained by NewsNation.

Only 15 of those agents will be deployed to the Miami sector. {snip}


The Miami sector border patrol and U.S. Coast Guard have reported a significant increase in illegal migration and migrant encounters. Since Oct. 1, Border Patrol agents have responded to more than 210 migrant landings — a 330% increase compared to the last fiscal year.

The Coast Guard reported a 450% increase in at-sea interdictions of Cuban migrants.

In the last week, at least six events have occurred in the Miami sector where migrants are using homemade vessels, mostly from Cuba and Haiti, coming ashore in Miami. Resources are stretched thin within CBP Air and Marine Operations and the Coast Guard. {snip}