Coast Guard repatriates 25 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 25 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 25 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy patrol boat Saturday, following an at-sea interdiction of the migrants in the Mona Passage. Five other migrants interdicted in the group are facing federal criminal immigration charges in the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico. A U.S. Customs and Border...

Coast Guard detains 6 people for attempted human smuggling

Coast Guard detains 6 people for attempted human smuggling
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bernard Webber file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. MIAMI — The Coast Guard completed a transfer of six people involved in a suspected smuggling case Wednesday to U.S. Border Patrol agents in Fort Lauderdale for further investigation and possible prosecution. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber, home ported in Miami, conducted a safety boarding...

Coast Guard returns 21 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard returns 21 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard returned 21 migrants Friday to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, following an at-sea interdiction of a migrant vessel off the coast of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Eight other migrants interdicted in the group are facing potential federal criminal immigration charges in the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico. The...

Coast Guard repatriates 27 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 27 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton repatriated 27 Cuban migrants Friday to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. This repatriation is the result of a migrant interdiction near Key Largo on Sunday. The Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevent this sea voyage from ending in tragedy. “We discourage anyone from taking to the sea and attempting to reach U.S. soil illegally – they are risking...

Coast Guard repatriates 11 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 11 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton repatriated 11 Cuban migrants Friday to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. This repatriation is the result of an at-sea migrant interdiction in the South Florida Straits. The Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevent this sea voyage from ending in tragedy. “We discourage anyone from taking to the sea and attempting to reach U.S. soil illegally –...

Coast Guard repatriates 16 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 16 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard repatriated a group of 16 migrants Monday to Dominican Republic Navy authorities in waters just off the Dominican Republic. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated a group of 16 migrants Monday to Dominican Republic Navy authorities in waters just off the Dominican Republic. The repatriated migrants were part of a group of 22 (20 Dominicans, and...

Coast Guard transfers 14 migrants, suspected smuggler ashore for investigation

Coast Guard transfers 14 migrants, suspected smuggler ashore for investigation
MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard completed a transfer of 14 illegal migrants and a suspected smuggler Friday to Homeland Security Investigation officials in Miami for further investigation and possible prosecution. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection airplane crew located a suspicious vessel Tuesday near the Bahamas. A CBP boat crew intercepted the vessel approximately 12 miles southeast of Government...

Coast Guard repatriates 74 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 74 migrants to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated a group of 29 migrants Wednesday and 45 migrants Monday to La Romana, Dominican Republic. The repatriated migrants were among 105 migrants (100 Dominicans, three Haitians and two Cubans), who were interdicted by the Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities during three separate at-sea interdictions in waters...

Coast Guard repatriates 71 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 71 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated 71 Cuban migrants Sunday to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. This repatriation was a result of five separate at-sea migrant interdictions in the South Florida Straits between Jan. 4 and Jan. 6, prior to the Department of Homeland Security policy change on Jan. 12. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevented these...