HAULOVER BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Six people were stopped on South Florida shores following a call about a possible smuggling event in the area of Haulover Park.
Starting around 3:30 a.m., police searched the area right over the northbound Haulover Inland Bridge where they first found three people, Wednesday.
U.S. Border Patrol agents said they encountered a total of six migrants: three from China, one from Haiti and two from the Dominican Republic.
This comes days after the Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, met with local officials and community members at the Little Haiti Cultural Center to talk about the recent migrant crisis.
The secretary backed the Biden administration’s new parol process that rolled out early in January allowing 30,000 Haitians, Cubans, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans to come to the U.S. and work legally as they wait for their asylum case to be heard as long as they have a financial sponsor.
Several states, including Florida, sued the administration over the policy, calling it an overreach of government.
In a tweet, chief patrol agent Walter N. Slosar said the event is still under investigation.
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