Human smuggling into the United States by boat

According to media reports, over 600 people were apprehended by law enforcement for attempting to smuggled into the California by boat between 2010 – 2011.

The reported price that was paid by migrants to human smugglers was $9,000, which is higher than the previously reported price of $5,000.

Source: Carrie Khan, “Small Fishing Boats Smuggle People To California,” NPR, November 16, 2011.