Posted on Sunday, 08.31.14
Coast Guard repatriates Cuban, Haitian migrants
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MIAMI -- The U.S. Coast Guard has repatriated 86 migrants it says were
illegally migrating from Cuba and Haiti.
The Coast Guard said in a statement Saturday that the repatriations are
the result of five separate interdictions of people attempting to
illegally migrate to the United States through the Florida Straits. The
incidents occurred over more than a week.
On Aug. 21 the Coast Guard Cutter Williams Flores interdicted 24 Haitian
migrants north of the Grand Bahamas Island. Sixteen of the migrants were
reported to have jumped into the water, but were rescued.
In a span of a week in the south Florida Straits, Coast Guard and
Customs and Border Protection units located and interdicted 62 Cuban
migrants from homemade vessels in three separate incidents.
Source: MIAMI: Coast Guard repatriates Cuban, Haitian migrants - Florida
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