The Coast Guard began its mission of migrant interdiction on the high-seas in 1794, when the Congress of the United States declared that no American citizen may carry slaves from the U.S. to another nation or between foreign nations. The Coast Guard, through its predecessor the Revenue Cutter Service, was charged with enforcing this law.
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Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeff Dunn, a machinery technician from Aids to Navigation Team Panama City, competes as a crew chief at the Outlaw Race Car Street Finals in Montgomery, Ala. Nov. 11, 2009. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann. Click on image to view video. Guardians on board
Coast Guard Cutter Petrel interdicted a boat carrying 11 suspected illegal Mexican immigrants about five miles off the coast of California yesterday. The overloaded 20-foot boat was about a mile-and-a-half into U.S. waters when it was intercepted. The cutter detained the boat and its passengers until transferring them to Customs and Border Protection. Click here