Friday, February 3, 2023

Border Patrol detains 79 Cuban rafters after arriving in Florida Keys

border Patrol United States (USBP) arrested 79 cuban rafters after their arrival Florida KeysAccording to US officials.

“US Border Patrol agents and partners responded to four migrant landings in the Florida Keys, where they encountered 79 Cuban migrants,” the Miami sector USBP chief explained on Twitter this Sunday.

He also reports that the Cubans managed to reach land in homemade boats, with which they crossed the Strait of Florida.

Only three days ago, Slosser reported that USBP agents, in cooperation with police agencies, had arrested 80 cuban rafters Upon arrival in the US territory in Florida.

“During the last 24 hours, 80 Cuban immigrants were taken into custody by the United States Border Patrol,” the Miami area chief told Twitter on that occasion.

the agents responded four illegal landings Throughout the Florida Keys, as specified by Slosser.

In the last week, Another set of 33 rafters -26 males and 7 females- were stopped in various operations with the help of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

Also found out at least 20 who left cardenasThe Matanzas arrived off the coast of the United States in a rustic raft powered by Russian KamAZ truck engines, according to images shared on social networks by one of the migrants after arriving in the South Florida Keys.

It recently circulated on social networks an emotional video Which shows the moment a group of Cuban rafters descended into the dark of night in Islamorada in the Florida Keys.

A Cuban who witnessed the moment with his wife and mother-in-law – both of Venezuelan origin – was deeply moved by the event.

United States officials do not stop reiterating the dangers of making these voyages in rustic boats through the Florida Straits, in addition to warning that they maintain strict vigilance in the maritime zone.

“Personnel from the Coast Guard and partner agencies are patrolling the Florida Straits and the Windward and Mona Passages to prevent the tragic loss of life from these dangerous and illegal maritime voyages,” said Lt. Gen. Nicholas Fujimoto, USCG Seventh District.

Since last October 1, the USCG has apprehended 2,982 Cubans at sea, a figure that confirms the accelerated exodus of Cubans through this route since the beginning of the current fiscal year.

In late September 2022, at least 6,182 Cubans were detained as they tried to reach the Florida coast by sea, a number representing a record over the past six years.

The repatriation of Cubans has also not managed to put a stop to the maritime migration crisis, due to the number of arrests and reports of rafters arriving.

This Saturday it was also learned that the United States Coast Guard 152 Cuban rafters detained off Florida coast repatriated,

The agency said in a statement that the transfer to Cuban officials was carried out by Coast Guard employees Raymond Evans and Charles David Jr.

“These developments show how important the unified mission and our strong partnership are to the security of this country,” said Gerald Burgess, Customs and Border Patrol Air and Maritime Operations Southeast Region representative.

“Every day our crews work together to protect our borders and serve the United States,” the officer stressed. Worst Cuban Migration Crisis that America has faced

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