55 Cuban migrants found themselves in rough waters earlier this week when the Coast Guard intercepted their attempt to make it into the Sunshine State; the migrants were given supplies and sent back to Cuba.
From Fox News:
Once on board a ship, the Coast Guard said all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention.
“Hurricane season is not over and more storms are brewing,” said Lt. Connor Ives, USCG District Seven. “Our air and surface crews are patrolling and are on the lookout to save lives and prevent illegal, unsafe ventures.”
The USCG reported crews have interdicted 66 Cuban migrants since the start of the new fiscal year, October 1.
During the 2021-2022 fiscal year, the Coast Guard said a total of 6,182 Cuban migrants were interdicted and sent back to Cuba.
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