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41 Cuban migrants detained in the Florida Keys



Monroe County, Florida – According to Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar, the U.S. Border Patrol detained 41 Cuban migrants who arrived in the Florida Keys on Sunday.

According to Slosar, who heads the Border Patrol’s Miami sector, 31 of the migrants made landfall in the Marquesas Keys and the other 10 came ashore in Islamorada.

All are expected to be repatriated to Cuba.

On Saturday, Border Patrol officials confirmed another 27 migrants were taken into custody after their vessels made landfall on Long Key and the Marquesas Keys.

Also on Saturday, the U.S. Coast Guard returned more than 200 migrants intercepted at sea to the island. They’ve intercepted more than 4,000 Cubans at sea over the current fiscal year.


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