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15 Cuban expatriates detained on Christmas Day; US reiterates that dangers in the deep sea can lead to death

United States authorities detained 15 Cuban migrants in the early hours of December 25, warning the public about the dangers of crossing the Florida Straits or reaching the country through Mexico.

United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reports that the boat with the group of 15, carrying a sign that read “With God’s Blessing”, arrived off the coast of Colony Beach, where they were to be received at 5:00 a.m. on Christmas Day. Detained. Day.

Walter Slosser, chief of CBP in the Miami area, confirmed on Twitter that 15 left the Matanzas area.

On December 23, Slossar confirmed that in a 24-hour period, Border Patrol agents and other federal government entities apprehended 52 migrants, 47 of whom were from Cuba and 5 from the former Soviet republic of Georgia.

Agent Slosser, as well as the United States Embassy, ​​have warned on several occasions that trying to reach Florida in unsecured boats is a very high-risk journey that could cost you death.

The Department of Homeland Security also ruled out these extremely dangerous operations:

“There are many hazards that can cause death in the open ocean, such as bad weather, rip currents, rocks under the sea, and even marine life,” he stressed. “Please don’t risk it.”

On December 22, CBP issued another warning regarding a cold snap affecting North America and posing a greater risk to migrants trying to reach the US on foot. “Extremely cold temperatures, well below freezing, are expected in the US-Mexico border area over the next week.”

“Don’t risk your or your loved ones’ lives trying to cross the Rio Grande or the desert. Stay home to avoid tragedy,” he stressed.

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