[Ed. – The U.S hasn’t yet seen the extreme increase in seaborne people-smuggling with which Southern Europe has been inundated. But the signs suggest we soon will.]
The Huntington Fire Department rushed to met a makeshift boat that was holding at least 12 people after it came ashore on Monday afternoon at the Naval Weapons Station in Seal Beach, California.
‘Huntington Beach crews on scene to a Multi-Casualty incident, 9 patients arrive on boat more information to come. PIO en route,’ read a tweet posted by the public information officer.
Those individuals were revealed to be 10 Chinese nationals and two Mexican nationals.
One of the Mexicans is a known smuggler.
It is still unclear where the boat originated from before making landfall 100 miles north of the Mexican border and 35 miles south of Los Angeles.