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Cuban rafters make landfall in the US after almost two weeks at sea

Madrid Spain.- A group of seven Cuban rafters arrived in the United States at dawn this Tuesday after spending almost two weeks at sea.

As reported through the social network Twitter US Border Patrol Miami Chief Walter N. Slosar, the migrants arrived in the country through Key Largo, Florida, in a rustic boat.

Slosar further noted that they received care from the local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agency.

The Cubans were taken into custody for the corresponding immigration process, which generally ends in deportation.

Every week, dozens of Cuban rafters They approach the coast of Florida, where they are generally intercepted by United States Coast Guard agents and then deported to the Island.

This Sunday, the arrival in an inflatable kayak of a West Indian migrant through the Marathon area in Florida was revealed.

Also this weekend, the crews of the Robert Yered and Pablo Valents Coast Guardsmen repatriated 203 Cuban rafters after 14 rescue operations off the coast of Florida, which took place over a period of three days.

Since October 1, 2021, the beginning of the current fiscal year, US Coast Guard crews have intercepted 4,440 Cubans, a figure that exceeds the number intercepted each fiscal year from 2017 to 2021.

According to a recent report issued by the Department of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), this figure represents a migratory record of Cubans to the United States and an increase of 20,496 Caribbeans who arrived in the northern country through areas border areas, mostly with Mexico (20,099), last July.

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