As you must be the thread leader & chief big konb I better tell you.Dr Death must have been on the assault. He’s gone very quiet on this, his specialised area
Immigrants is correct terminology. I doubt if they have plans to migrate back in the summer after the nesting season.Migrants, not immigrants.
There's also an important principle: let them get away with it and lots more will try it.
Up to the point where they shoot you in the head and ease you over the rail for the hammerheads,makoes and whitetips who have followed you patiently from Lagos, quietly salivating.....Bribing some under paid merchant sailors to hide you somewhere on a big ship is probably much cheaper than paying the chain of middlemen involved in people smuggling. Much less chance of drowning than crossing the Mediterranean or the Channel on a rubber dinghy or in an airless container or refrigerator.
I've only got one dit of that sort but it's not identical. I was over in BATUS, manning the Ops Room as staff, enduring another day of trying to keep the Battlegroup and OPFOR guys and gals killing themselves on the range roads by speeding like the complete braindead idiots they were, when a call came in over the net reference the MO's Rover that was tasked to go on an exercise casualty having managed to roll itself over.
(If anyone's been to BATUS they know how slippery the roads were on the training area, so rollovers and excursions into ditches were pretty common.)
It was quite exciting for a few minutes trying to sort the CASEVAC out after confirming that it was a genuine emergency. Especially since one of the main callsigns tasked with sorting stuff out happened to be the one that was involved in the proceedings...