Smugglers lure Haitians to dangerous sea crossing, U.S. says – Sun Sentinel

Fraught with tricky currents, rough surf and rocky cliffs towering 200 feet above the sea, the Mona Passage has long been known as among the most treacherous stretches of ocean in the world.

Yet in recent months, smugglers have been wooing record numbers ofHaitians wanting to get to the U.S. to attempt the often-deadly, 80-mile route between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

The surge in traffic across the passage has alarmed U.S. and Haitian officials, enough that they are launching a warning campaign in South Florida, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The spot includes video of migrants leaping into the water from a capsized boat while members of the Haitian community repeat, \”Do not take to the sea.\” via – Sun Sentinel



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  1. It is sad to say but most of this trips are being financed by family members living in South Florida trying to have loved ones come and live with them.


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