Five boats and 78 Cuban rafters arrived in Florida in the last 24 hours

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) detained 78 Cuban migrants who reached the Florida coast aboard five ships in the past 24 hours.

Border Patrol Miami Sector Chief Walter N. Slossar said on Twitter that his agents “responded to five landings migrants in the key from Florida,” and “78 Cuban immigrants arrested.

Similarly, he posted photos of three boats used by undocumented immigrants, most of them without much rustic boats conditions,

A day earlier, the USCG repatriated 36 Cuban immigrants who had been detained off the coast of Florida in recent days. six different incidentsWhich confirms that the migrant exodus to Cuba is the largest in history.

Since the start of this fiscal year on October 1, 2021, the US Coast Guard has intercepted more than 4,000 Cubans at sea, and the figure exceeds 160,000 at land borders.

The data for interception at sea does not include arrests made by border patrols on land, meaning that the flow of Cuban migrants at sea crossings during the current fiscal year 2022 exceeds 5,000.

At least 61 immigrants who crossed the Strait of Florida to reach the United States in the same period have died. The information given on Friday did not mention the nationality of those killed in these visits.

“As of October 1, 2021, there are 61 vacant seats at family dinners because people have decided or persuaded smugglers to go to sea in such vessels,” said Captain Robert Kinsey of the Seventh Guard District.

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