Coast Guard repatriates 52 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard District 7 NewsMIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 52 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Saturday

The migrants were interdicted at sea during four separate cases since Oct. 12.

Two Cuban migrant were transferred to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for further processing Monday.

“U.S. Coast Guard policy is to deter and respond to dangerous, and illegal maritime migration by intercepting vessels pursuing perilous and illegal voyages,” said, Capt. Brendan McPherson, 7th Coast Guard District chief of enforcement.”We continue to maintain a robust presence of cutters and aircraft throughout the Caribbean to prevent illegal migration and migrant smuggling activities.”

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

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.

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