Thursday, December 22, 2016

More Cuban refugees arrive in the Keys

More Cuban refugees arrive in the Keys

The steady flow of Cuban refugees to the Keys appears not to be ebbing
this week.

After more than 100 Cuban migrants landed in the island chain between
Sunday, Dec. 11, and this past Sunday, six more arrived in Islamorada on
Tuesday, said U.S. Border Patrol Supervisory Agent Adam Hoffner.

The six men sailed from Cuba on a "rustic vessel," Hoffner said
Wednesday. He did not say where the men came ashore in Islamorada.

On Sunday, Dec. 18, 51 migrants in three separate vessels landed in
different parts of the Keys.

Eight men, one woman and two girls came ashore at mile marker 92.5 mile
oceanside in Tavernier early in the morning. Twenty-two refugees — 20
men and two women — arrived at Naval Air Station Key West's Boca Chica
Field about 7 a.m. One man was taken to Lower Keys Medical Center for
medical treatment.

Eighteen migrants landed Long Beach Road on Big Pine Key around 7:40 a.m.

More than 70 migrants arrived in the Keys between Dec. 11 and 13.

Source: More Cuban refugees arrive in the Keys | Miami Herald -

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