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The nearly two hundred migrants arrived in the U.S. after 10 different landings, said today CBP Chief Walter N. Slosar via Twitter.
The Miami Herald reported that the largest landing was that of a group of 51 Cubans who arrived this morning at the southernmost buoy in the state, in Key West, citing as a source Adam Hoffner, division chief of Miami operations for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Slosar posted on Twitter some photographs of precarious boats in which the Cubans, he detailed.
For the moment it is not known whether children were traveling in these boats, as is sometimes the case, nor has there been any information on the migrants’ state of health.
The arrest of these 187 Cubans comes three days after border authorities detained another 19 Cubans after they arrived at Marathon City.
In a statement, the U.S. Coast Guard reported on Friday the deportation of 36 Cubans last Tuesday, after several apprehensions off the coast of Florida.
According to the most recent figures provided by the federal entity, Coast Guard crews intercepted 3,963 Cubans, since October 1, 2021 (when the current fiscal year began). 838 were intercepted in the previous fiscal year.