US stops record numbers of illegal migrants

Almost 2,000 caught trying to cross into Puerto Rico by boat - up from five in 2009.

    Every year the United States Coast Guard intercepts an average of six thousand migrants trying to enter the US illegally.

    There's been a big increase in the number trying to cross the dangerous Mona Pass - from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico.  

    It's gone from five in 2009 to nearly 1,800 so far in 2013. Al Jazeera's Andy Gallagher reports.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable

    Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable

    Improving eco-efficiency within a capitalist growth-oriented system will not save the environment.