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At least 75 Cuban beams washed up on the Florida coast on Thanksgiving

The migrants were detained and left in the hands of the Florida Border Patrol (US Border Patrol).

More than 75 migrants have boarded small boats at different points of the Florida Keys (South of the USA) in the last hours, as reported to the television channel on Thursday Local 10 from official sources in Miami.

On this Thanksgiving, the most important non-religious holiday in the United States, there was at least four landings of migrants in the chain of islands located between the continental United States and Cuba.

“Our teams will continue to patrol on land, sea and in the air throughout the holiday season. Those attempting to enter the US illegally by sea will be rescued and repatriated,” he wrote on Twitter on Thursday. Walter N. Slosar, chief of the Border Patrol (GBP) in the Miami sector.

The US Coast Guard intercepted 1,132 Cubans at sea during the month of October (US Border Patrol)
The US Coast Guard intercepted 1,132 Cubans at sea during the month of October (US Border Patrol)

According to sources cited by Local 10more than 30 immigrants arrived in the uninhabited Marquesas key, the westernmost of those islets in the Florida Straits. Another ten boarded a boat at the Dry Tortugas Keya diving tourist destination with no permanent population, 19 sailed Marathon and another 17 in Grassy key.

they all went arrested and was left in the hands of the Border Patrol.

The information does not mention the nationality of the migrants who arrived in the Keys, but it is the US territory closest to Cuba and it is suspected that they may be Cuban.

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According to data from the US Coast Guard, its agents intercepted at sea during the month of October 1,132 Cubansa significant figure when you consider that there were 6,182 interceptions in the previous 12 months.

The Florida Keys are the US territory closest to Cuba (US Border Patrol)
The Florida Keys are the US territory closest to Cuba (US Border Patrol)

The numbers of interceptions of Cubans trying to reach the US by country are even higher.

Border Patrol reported this last week a total of 29,872 Cubans entered the United States irregularly through land borders in October, amid a migration crisis that has caused the largest exodus of people from the island in decades. Most of the Cubans, 28,848 of the total, entered through the border with Mexico.

Only Mexico, with 67,186 migrants, exceeded the number of Cubans arriving in the U.S. this time, according to updated data from CBP.

With information from EFE

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