Cuba Migrants Repatriated

A homemade raft used in an attempt to cross from Cuba to Florida, seized by the Cuban Border Patrol, is moored at the port of Mariel, Cuba, Tuesday, June 29, 2021. The US Coast Guard repatriated 18 Cuban nationals that were found at sea this week attempting to migrate illegally into the United States. 

(The Center Square) – While the overwhelming majority of foreign nationals entering the U.S. illegally do so through the southern border, Miami Sector Border Patrol agents are regularly interdicting Cubans and others attempting to reach Florida, often arriving on small makeshift boats. Law enforcement officers also are regularly confiscating drugs that wash up on shore.

Last weekend, “Good Samaritans” found 126 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $2 million that had washed up on the beach at Ocean Pointe Pool Beach Marina in Tavernier, the Monroe County Sheriff’s office said. That is as Miami Border Patrol Sector agents apprehend and take into custody mostly Cuban men making landfall off the Florida coast on a near daily basis.

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