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Tighter border security drives more migrants to the sea

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An empty beach near Oceanside, California. Lisa Andres via Flickr / Creative Commons

As enforcement at the border gets stricter, more migrants are taking to the sea. In the last year more than 550 people were caught trying to get from Baja to Southern California through waterways. Sea smuggling, as it's known, is particularly dangerous.


Cindy Carcamo is a reporter with The Orange County Register. She has a series on sea migration.

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