Dead Haitian Woman: Almost to Broward
She was face down in the sand on a stretch of private beach at 1021 Hillsboro Mile.
No wallet. No identification. She died trying to become a Broward People.
She may have expected Florida to be paradise and if she lived to see that stretch of Hillsboro Beach, it must have looked that way to her.
After all, in America, everyone can be somebody. Hillsboro Beach is light years from what may have been her aftermath of the 2010 earthquake.
This is where everyone lives like human beings, right?
The dead woman counted on walking the streets of opportunity. She probably gave a human smuggler her life savings to get to the Bahamas before transferring to another overloaded boat for an “easy” trip to Florida.
The U.S. Coast Guard says that since October 2013, 804 Haitians have been stopped at sea. That number is up from 508 the year before.
Homeland Security people say the survivors of the 600-mile crossing who came with her will be repatriated.