A group of 16 Cuban migrants managed to reach the United States this Saturday. The rafters made a landfall near Marathon Key, after which they were taken into custody by the Border Patrol (USBP).The head of that unit in the Miami sector, Walter N. Sloosa posted on Twitter that Agent Curry arrived at Hammock State Park after being informed of the landing.
After crossing the sea, a Cuban man had to be hospitalized due to physical deterioration.
Slosser posted pictures of a used boat, which had paddles on either side. If it had an on-board engine it would not have been appreciated.
Meanwhile, the United States Coast Guard deported a group of 40 Cuban migrants this Saturday. After being intercepted in their attempt to reach the shores of the North American nation, the rafters were returned to Cuba.
A group of 68 Cubans were also repatriated on Friday after several rescue operations off the coast of Florida.
Cuban migrants on the high seas
The migration of Cubans by sea is unstoppable. Almost every day there are reports of departures, detention at sea, or arrivals off the coast of Florida. Cases of landings have also been reported in Mexico, the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas.
In various modes of transportation, some more sophisticated, others completely improvised, Cubans strive to achieve the American dream.
Since January, the United States Coast Guard has deported more than 6,000 Cubans. This is reflected in the figures for the just-concluded fiscal year, which also mourned dozens of deaths.
That is why officials reiterate their warnings to avoid making crossings illegally and with inadequate means.
Since October 1, 2022, that federal entity has detained 1,374 undocumented immigrants from the Caribbean nation.