Border Patrol in Florida detained 108 Cuban beams in two days

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More than 3,739 people have been detained traveling by sea from the Caribbean island since October 1, 2021, according to figures from the U.S. Coast Guard.

File photo of a group of Cuban immigrants arriving by boat on the Florida coast (EFE/File)
File photo of a group of Cuban immigrants arriving by boat on the Florida coast (EFE/File)

Total 108 Cuban beams arriving in 2 days Florida keys (USA) was detained by US authorities in the far south east of this state.

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Walter Slosar, head of the United States Border Patrol in Miami, reported on Twitter this Friday. Arrival of Cuban immigrants in twelve different descents.

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“Over the past 2 days, Miami Sector Border Patrol agents, along with law enforcement, intercepted 12 different immigrant landings in the Florida Keys and 108 Cubans arrested ”, the official stated.

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The announcement of the arrests came after 15 Cubans arrived in an artisanal boat on an uninhabited islet near Key West (USA) in the Florida Keys on July 30.

Just hours before this arrest, US authorities were responsible for 12 more beams seen by a cruise ship in the Florida Straits.

Cubans’ attempts to reach the United States have increased significantly since 2021 and since October 1 of that year, when the current fiscal year began, more than 3,739 persons traveling by sea from the Caribbean island have been detained. According to figures from the US Coast Guard.

A total of 838 people were arrested for the entire fiscal year 2021, which ended on September 30 of that year.

Key West and other islands, which form the lower end of the Cayos archipelago, are located approximately 145 km north of Cuba. and the recent increase in immigration has coincided with the decline in the Cuban economy, which has been affected by the decline in international tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With information from EFE and Reuters

Source: Info Bae

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