Migrants given food, water and medical care
Published On: Feb 25 2012 08:18:31 PM EST
KEY WEST, Fla. -
The U.S. Coast Guard has repatriated 13 Cuban migrants who were
intercepted south of Key West.
Coast Guard officials say the group was taken Friday to Bahia de
Cabanas, Cuba. They were initially spotted in a boat by a U.S. Customs
and Border Protection aircraft on Sunday.
A Coast Guard boat took the migrants on board. They were later
transferred to the cutter Nantucket to be returned to Cuba. They were
given food, water and basic medical care.
Under U.S. policy, most Cubans who make it to dry land are permitted to
remain. Those intercepted at sea are generally returned to Cuba.