Coast Guard repatriates 13 Cuban migrants

MIAMI – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Key Biscayne repatriated 13 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba Sunday.

On Wednesday, a good Samaritan notified Coast Guard watchstanders in Miami that he was on scene with a rustic vessel with migrants aboard off Baker’s Haulover Inlet in Miami, Fla. Coast Guard Cutter Drummond was diverted. Once on scene, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Drummond embarked the six migrants, who were later determined to be Cuban.

That same day, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sawfish embarked seven migrants after they were spotted by a good Samaritan off Marquesas Key, Fla. The migrants were later determined to be Cuban.

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.

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants are provided with food, water, shelter and basic medical attention.

The Drummond is a 110-foot patrol boat homeported in Miami.
The Sawfish is an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Key West, Fla.

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