The US Coast Guard returns 65 Cuban rafters

US Coast Guard (USCG) On Thursday, 65 Cubans were repatriated And intensified patrols in the Strait of Florida to prevent illegal maritime immigration.

a Release That agency posted on Twitter indicates that migrants returning to Cuba have been arrested in various operations at sea since last Friday.

That day, at 12:15 PM, Key West Sector lookouts were alerted to the presence of a suspected smuggling vessel about 20 miles south of Boot Key.

On Saturday, the migrant boat was stopped by guards from the Miami Strip, about 11:42 a.m., about 3 miles from Jupiter Island; While this Tuesday, around 7:50 a.m., the USCG stopped another Cuban boat about 55 miles southwest of Key West.

“The Coast Guard and our partners are patrolling the strait fl “And the Windward and Mona Passage to deter illegal maritime immigration,” said Lieutenant Travis Poulos of the Coast Guard’s Seventh District.

He pointed out that “detained at sea will be to their country of origin or exit.”

He also urged people who reside in the United States and are looking for information about a family member who may have been intercepted by the Coast Guard, to contact a local government representative.

In the United States, they are being sued Migrants detained by the Border Patrol After making landfall on coasts or land borders, the numbers are very high in the context of the current Cuban migration crisis.

The numbers of those intercepted at sea by the USCG is also high. Since October 1, 2022, that agency’s crews have arrested 2,243 Cubans. In other words, less than two months into the current fiscal year, more than a third of the number of immigrants captured in the entirety of the previous fiscal period has already been detained: 6,182 Cuban immigrants.

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