The Border Patrol reported that a group of 15 Cuban migrants were detained after they landed in the Florida Keys on Wednesday morning.
Miami Sector Border Patrol Chief Walter N. Slossar reported on Twitter that the rafters left in a rustic boat from the province of Matanzas to emigrate to the United States through the Straits of Florida.
President Joe Biden’s administration on January 6 announced a series of measures to control illegal immigration across US borders.
Among the new measures, the introduction of a new humanitarian parole program was reported, allowing entry into the country for two years with the possibility of obtaining a work permit for Cubans, Nicaraguans, Venezuelans and Haitians with a sponsor. gives.
US officials have warned that both the Coast Guard and the Department of Customs and Border Protection are deploying additional personnel and resources to the state of Florida to quickly crack down on illegal immigrants arriving by sea and place them in deportation proceedings .
46 Cubans returned to the island
For its part, the US Coast Guard (USCG) on Wednesday reported the repatriation of 46 Cubans aboard the cutter Pablo Valiant.
“Illegal migration by sea is dangerous and the risk of loss of life is very high, especially during the unpredictable weather that occurs in the Florida Straits,” the USCG said in a tweet.
In recent days, more than a thousand Cuban migrants have been returned to the island, amid a wave of migrants trying to enter US territory illegally by sea despite warnings from officials that they should be repatriated. Will go
The Coast Guard recommends that Cuban expatriates use the safe and legal means available to them to travel to the United States.