Once again we see how Cubans would rather pile into flimsy little boats and face hurricanes and sharks in the Florida Straits than continue living under a “socialist revolution.”
U.S. agents detain 13 Cuban migrants who survived voyage to Key West in ‘rustic vessel’
Cubans are continuing to risk their lives on poorly made boats to cross the treacherous 90 miles of the Florida Straits.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents detained 13 Cuban migrants on Tuesday morning near Key West.
According to Chief Patrol Agent Thomas G. Martin, the migrants were part of a “smuggling event” and agents detained them after they made landfall in a “rustic vessel.”
If they don’t qualify as asylum seekers, officials will likely be deporting the group back to Cuba.
The “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy, established in 1995 and ended in 2017, used to grant Cubans who made landfall on U.S. soil the right to identification, government aid, and a track to U.S. citizenship.
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