Coast Guard repatriates 108 Haitian migrants, 14 Cuban migrants

7th Coast Guard District NewsMIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 108 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, Thursday, and 14 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Tuesday.

The Haitian and Cuban migrants were interdicted at sea during two separate events.

The crew of the Boston-based, 270-foot Coast Guard Cutter Spencer assisted the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Monday in the interdiction of 108 Haitian migrants. The Haitian migrants were repatriated Thursday.

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami aircrew spotted 14 Cuban migrants Friday in the Florida Straits. The crew of the 110-foot Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island, homeported in Key West, Fla., repatriated the migrants Tuesday.

For more information on how to legally immigrate to the United States, call U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at 1-800-375-5283 or visit the USCIS website at www.uscis.gov.

All migrants interdicted were provided with food, water, shelter and basic medical attention.

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