As of October, the US Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection have stopped more than 400 Cubans from an attempt to immigrate into South Florida.
Last Thursday, Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection aviation and navy operations suspended a total of 30 people in three different incidents between 45 to 55 miles south of Key West.
The agency said that, “all of those people were taken back to Cuba aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans on Tuesday.”
Migrant activity is continuously active over the weekend in the Keys when 15 people landed at the shore on Summerland Key in the Lower Keys from Cuba on a homemade wooden boat early Saturday morning.
The Coast Guard rescued three people who the Border Patrol confirmed were Cuban immigrants from a sunken boat about six kilometres off the coast of the Middle Keys city of Marathon.
The federal government is tracking immigration until the budget year begins and ends in October. Immediately after the Obama administration’s “wet feet and dry feet” policy was cut off in the fiscal year 2017, maritime movement between Cuba and South Florida plummeted, leaving only 49 dangerous roads in the fiscal year 2020.
The “wet feet and dry feet” policy provided Cubans with a legal incentive to take the risk of boarding a boat that is almost non-tolerant and often departs for South Florida. This allowed people who arrived at the coast and set foot above the highest watermark to stay in the country and apply for permanent residence a year later.
After that, everyone caught at sea was brought back to Cuba, so did the incentive. Currently, anyone from Cuba stopped or captured at sea were returned.
Due to hassling economy and ongoing political crises in Cuba. More and more people are rushing towards other nations in an attempt to either file an asylum there.