All the talk about securing the borders, building fences and Tom Tancredo's endless diatribe how this is the end of this great democracy.. Apparently on our independence day there was a group of 49 CUbans strolling down the blvd after they came in on a boat the night before.. I can see small groups skirting security, but any boat that carries 49 people needs to be somewhat substantial.. while there is a lot of talk about more technical stuff, better fences this might suggest that we are ignoring the obvious.
On U.S. Independence day, when homeland security was supposedly heightened following the London and Glasgow terrorist attacks, a group of migrants easily made it to south Florida undetected by the federal agency in charge of keeping America’s coasts safe.
The 49 Cubans slipped by the U.S. Coast Guard in the night and were discovered strolling down a Miami Beach street before U.S. Customs and Border Protection took them into custody around three in the morning. This unsettling breach of national security could have easily been committed by terrorists planning a deadly attack.
A Customs and Border Protection spokesman had an interesting explanation for how the migrants made it to U.S. soil on the Fourth of July, saying “we don't have a vessel, so we're assuming it's a smuggling event." This statement probably gives citizens all the more reason to feel insecure about the country’s crucial yet largely neglected maritime security.
The Department of Homeland Security suffered a similarly embarrassing incident a few months ago when a large group of migrants slipped into the country during a huge drill involving hundreds of federal agents supposedly sharpening their border security skills off of the Florida coast.