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They set a new record for Cuban rafters arriving in the United States by sea

Since October 2021, Miami officials have stopped more than 6,000 people at sea, a feat not seen since 1990.

Florida officials issued a fact alert that triggers an alert and seems like a timely return. The number of Cubans arriving in the United States by sea has reached A record not seen since the 90s,

In the southern state, they follow a trend due to the increasing number of immigrants, mainly Haitians and Cubans, who Arrive on US shores in floating boats,

United States Coast Guard intercepted Over 6,000 Cubans since last OctoberAccording to the agency. This is the highest in a financial year since 1990.

“We’ve seen this before. It’s a natural phenomenon. However, it’s really worrying to see this increase as we see more people on seaworthy boats, putting many of them at very high risk.” To lose his life, said Walter Schlosser, Miami Sector Chief Patrol Agent

Cubans have been fleeing the island for years, but recent unrest, persecution and a lack of basic goods due to a growing economic crisis have accelerated the exodus.

“People have arrived with stories of persecution by the government, because of their disagreement with attending certain events, or because they do not agree with the island’s communist policy,” said David Claros, director of immigration legal services for the Southeast Region. Explained. Church World Service.

As published by the CNN site, patrolling in the area is complex due to the variation in terrain, which requires coordination between agencies on land, air and sea.

US Customs and Border Protection, US Border Patrol, and Coast Guard Air and Marine Operations work together to identify and detain migrants so that they can be repatriated. However, if they make landfall, they are taken into the custody of the Border Patrol.

The report indicates that, although attempts are made to stop the migrants before they reach the shore, many manage to escape the patrol and reach the mainland.

So far this fiscal year, border officials have arrested nearly 3,600 people in the Miami sector, which covers more than 1,200 miles of Florida’s coastline. Last year, arrests jumped to just over 1,000.

ANSA. with information

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