Tuesday, February 7, 2023

273 Cubans detained off Florida coast repatriated – Escambre

Migrants were transferred to the city of Matanzas in a Coast Guard Mohawk boat

this Sunday 273 Cuban migrants repatriated by the United States Coast Guard, Florida media reports. Mostly civilians were intercepted while trying to reach US shores in 12 separate groups between 31 December and 1 January.

According to reports, a few days ago, the United States authorities found about 400 Cubans in the Dry Tortugas National Park in the same period; Of which just over 300 were handed over to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for processing.

Lieutenant Commander John Beal of the 7th Coast Guard District warned that migrants continue to be intercepted and rescued from overloaded and seaworthy vessels. “These illegal trips are always dangerous and often fatal.”

In this regard, they stated that they are working closely with partner agencies to save lives and prevent illegal entry into the United States and reiterated that Those intercepted at sea will be repatriated.

The Cuban government reiterated concerns about the risks of encouraging irregular emigration to the United States, along with the validity of the Cuban Adjustment Act. and the privileged and politically motivated treatment received by Cubans visiting US territory or its border.

New immigration decisions were announced this Thursday by Democrat Joseph Biden’s administration that will tighten restrictions for people who try to cross the border with Mexico without the necessary documentation.

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