Coast Guard crews repatriate 14 Cuban migrants

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MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutters Knight Island and Nantucket have repatriated 14 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, since Tuesday.

These repatriations are a result of two separate law enforcement cases.

On Saturday, the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered interdicted a rustic vessel in the Florida Straits with nine Cuban migrants attempting to enter the United States.

On Monday, the Coast Guard Cutter Bear rescued five Cuban migrants from a homemade raft of Key West, Fla.

All migrants were safely brought aboard the Coast Guard cutters and were later transferred to the cutters Knight Island and Nantucket for repatriation.

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

The Coast Guard Robert Yered is a 154-foot fast response cutter, homeported in Miami.

The Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island is a 110-foot patrol boat, homeported in Key West, Fla.

The Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket is 110-foot patrol boat, homeported in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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


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