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Coast Guard repatriates 108 Haitian migrants, 14 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 108 Haitian migrants, 14 Cuban migrants
By: MMD Press Releases
Posted on February 16, 2012 at 15:47 PM EST

MIAMI (MMD Newswire) February 16, 2012 -- The Coast Guard repatriated
108 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, Thursday, and 14 Cuban
migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Tuesday.

The Haitian and Cuban migrants were interdicted at sea during two
separate events.

The crew of the Boston-based, 270-foot Coast Guard Cutter Spencer
assisted the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Monday in the interdiction of
108 Haitian migrants. The Haitian migrants were repatriated Thursday.

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami aircrew spotted 14 Cuban migrants Friday
in the Florida Straits. The crew of the 110-foot Coast Guard Cutter
Kodiak Island, homeported in Key West, Fla., repatriated the migrants

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

All migrants interdicted were provided with food, water, shelter and
basic medical attention.

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