"That's a testament to how confident these organizations are — what we call transnational criminal organizations — who smuggle criminals and narcotics right onto the beach," Miller stated. “There has been an increase in known maritime smuggling in Florida — from Key West all along the Florida coast — from fiscal year 2014 to now."
On "Fox and Friends" today, documentary filmmaker Dennis Lynch said typically undocumented immigrants quickly scatter when they make it to the United States.
"Those are illegal aliens. I can tell just simply by the way that they disperse off the boat," he said. "If you watch the video, what happens once they hit the beach, they all break off. That’s the mentality, because the mentality is almost like the gang rush ‘if they catch one of us they can’t catch all of us.’"
Lynch said it's estimated that there are 11 million illegal immigrants now in the United States, but he believes the actual total is closer to 30 million.
"I know it's far more," he said, pointing out that in the Miami sector there are less than 100 border agents assigned to protect hundreds of miles of coastline.
Lynch said he appreciates Donald Trump for "de-politicizing" the illegal immigration issue, but disputed Trump's argument that a wall will stop the influx.
"The wall is like putting a band-aid on cancer. The only way to stop this problem in its tracks is if you remove the incentive to come here illegally. Until you do that, this will continue," said Lynch.