45 Cubans repatriated by the U.S. Coast Guard. This was done after the department of coast guard intercepted 3 various vessels in the Caribbean waters. The department gave this briefing in a statement.
Last Friday, at least 15 miles away from Havana, Coast Guard interventions were noticed. Another arrest was made on the same day from 35 miles away from Cay Sal in the Bahamas. Last Saturday, another vessel was intercepted by the department in the south of Florida at a distance of 40 miles from Key West.
The rescued rafters were given the essential medical assistance along with food and water once they were taken on the Coast Guard ship. No injury has been reported by any immigrants.
While briefing about this repatriation, Lt. Connor Ives of the Seventh Coast Guard District briefed that there is a proper safe and legal means of migration to the U.S. under controlled standards for the Cubans. He states that they are not following the legal ways, but they find it suitable to emigrate through the sea routes. Deciding this way, they endanger their lives and others who are accompanying them.
During this fiscal year that is being recorded from October 1, 2020, the department of Coat Guard had intercepted 838 Cubans migrating through the waters. A significant rise in arrests compared to the 49 intercepted in the entire fiscal year of 2020.
In the data given by the U.S. authorities, it is briefed that during the fiscal year 2019, U.S. Coast Guards intercepted a total of 313 Cuban immigrants, 259 migrants were reported to be blocked during 2018. During 1,468 and 5,396 Cubans were intercepted at sea.
Since then, Cubans who entered the United States illegally do not have a temporary residence permit and, if they request political asylum, they will have to request it under the same conditions as other immigrants.