Saturday, February 4, 2023

19 Cuban rafters manage to reach Florida by wooden boat

a group of 19 Cuban immigrantsIs known “Roof” by the precarious boats in which they cross Florida StraitsThe US Border Patrol reported that this landed on the American coast on Tuesday. America (USBP, for its abbreviation in English).

agent of border Patrol The United States and its allies responded to the landing of immigrants in Key Colony Beach and found 19 Cuban immigrants,” said Walter N. Slosser said.

Officer Slosser thanked the Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Police Department, CBP Air and Marine Operations Group and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office “for their support today.”

The chief of CBP in Miami shared a short video that shows a wooden boat with an engine and some belongings of the Cuban immigrant.

Many other rafters fail to reach the North American coast, being intercepted at sea by the United States Coast Guard (USCG). In short order, the agency returned 187 rafters to Havana after taking them into custody off the coast of Florida on Monday.

According to the USCG statement, the operation took place mostly near Key West, Dry Tortugas National Park, Marquesas Key, Islamorada and Duck Key.

“The Coast Guard and personnel from our partner agencies continue to patrol the Florida Straits every day, maintaining a presence with air and sea assets,” said Lt. Mark Cobb of Coast Guard District Seven.

“Our teams are diligently patrolling the area to prevent people from losing their lives in these dangerous attempts,” the officer said.

Since October 1, 2022, Coast Guard personnel have apprehended 4,881 Cubans. As the arrival of Cuban immigrants has increased significantly in recent weeks, so has the number of repatriated people.

On Sunday the USCG returned 273 Cubans to the province of Matanzas. The arrival of hundreds of migrants off the coast of Florida in boats unsuited for the journey prompted recent statements from Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorcas.

“We have seen tremendous tragedies on the migrant route, be it by sea or by land. We have seen people dying in the sea. We’ve seen people die on the ground on the dangerous journey north,” Mayorkas said in an interview. voice of america,

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