Thousands of Cubans enter U.S. illegally at southern border, but rafters get sent back to Cuba immediately

“Rustic vessel” from Cuba recently intercepted by U.S. Coast Guard

From our Bureau of Insane Immigration Policies with some assistance from our Bureau of Insane Would-Be Refugees Who Risk Their Lives in Vain

Some day in the future, historians will be able to view the current immigration disaster in America dispassionately. Right now, it’s impossible NOT to be angered by it.

While the southern border of the U.S. is left wide open, and millions of migrants pour in, those few Cubans who try to arrive by sea — on flimsy “rustic vessels” — get sent back to Cuba quickly. It happened again this week to 31 unlucky Cubans who were intercepted by the Coast Guard.

From the U.S. Coast Guard

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark repatriated 31 migrants to Cuba, Wednesday, following multiple interdictions in the Florida Straits.

The first interdiction occurred Friday morning when Sector Key West watchstanders received a report from the Coast Guard Cutter Walnut of an unlawful migrant voyage 38 miles southwest of Marquesas, Florida. The cutter Walnut crew arrived on scene and safely embarked the migrants.

The second interdiction occurred Friday afternoon after an Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew detected a migrant vessel 23 miles north of Matanzas, Cuba. Sector Key West watchstanders diverted the cutter Walnut crew who arrived on scene and safely embarked the migrants.

The final interdiction occurred Saturday morning when Sector Key West watchstanders received a report from a good Samaritan of a migrant venture 23 miles south of Plantation Key, Florida. Coast Guard Station Islamorada boat crews arrived on scene and safely embarked the migrants. Any mariner who comes across a migrant voyage should immediately contact the Coast Guard via marine radio VHF channel 16.

“Safe, orderly and legal migration is in the best interest of both the United States and our partner nations in the Caribbean,” said Lt. Cmdr. Juan Ramirez, Coast Guard Seventh District Staff Attorney. “Our highest priority is to prevent the tragic loss of life at sea.”

The Coast Guard and its Homeland Security Task Force – Southeast partners will continue to be a presence in the air and on the waters to detect and deter migrants from attempting to unlawfully enter the U.S. by sea.

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