Coast Guard returns 29 attempted migrants to Cuba in one week
BY ALEX HARRIS
The Coast Guard found 29 migrants at sea this week and repatriated them
The group includes migrants found in three separate instances in the
Florida Straits. Five Cubans were sent back on Monday and 24 were
returned on Friday.
In a statement, Coast Guard Cmdr. Willie Carmichael called the journeys
"illegal, ill-advised and unsafe."
"We continue to strongly discourage attempts to illegally enter the
country by taking to the sea," he said. "These trips are extremely
This group was part of the at least 669 Cubans the Coast Guard caught
before they made it to shore. Last December, the Coast Guard caught 619
Cuban migrants at sea.
Alex Harris: 305-376-5005, @harrisalexc
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