CUB | Jun 10, 2023

US Coast Guard repatriates 25 Cuban nationals

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The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser (WPC-1116) interdicts an illegal migrant voyage with 38 migrants Oct. 9, 2020, approximately 17 nautical miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. This was the first of three separate migrant interdictions within 72 hours in the Mona Passage by Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police totaling 48 migrants, whom all claimed Dominican Republic nationality. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Some 25 migrants were repatriated to Cuba on Wednesday (June 7) by the US Coast Guard following one encounter originating from island.

Lt. Travis Poulos, Coast Guard District Seven in a statement on Wednesday said that: “our crews carried out another successful rescue and repatriation back to Cuba, ensuring the safety of all individuals involved while upholding maritime security.”

He added that: “this operation highlights the Coast Guard’s commitment to enforcing immigration laws while preserving human life at sea.”

The Coast Guard and its Homeland Security Task Force – Southeast partners have been maintaining a presence in the air and on the waters to detect and deter migrants from attempting to unlawfully enter the US via maritime domain.

Since October 1, 2022, Coast Guard crews interdicted or encountered 6,701 Cubans and 4,512 Haitian migrants. Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention. 


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