Hundreds more Haitian illegal immigrants land on Florida beaches
On August 6, U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard intercepted a human-smuggling ship just offshore Florida near Key Largo, carrying over 300 illegal aliens from Haiti. The ship had run aground in shallow waters. According to Adam Hoffner, division chief for U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Miami operations,113 illegals jumped in and swam ashore. Those who made land were taken into Border Patrol custody and then medically screened. The 218 illegal aliens who remained on the smuggling vessel were transferred to U.