Sunday, August 21, 2022

Surge in Cuban Border-Crossers Tops Number From 1980’s Mariel Boatlift; 187 Cuban migrants arrested after landing in Florida

AP Photo/Mary Martin
Surge in Cuban border-crossers tops number from 1980’s Mariel boatlift:
Immigration officials stopped more than 175,000 Cuban migrants who entered the US since October — easily eclipsing the number who arrived during the massive Mariel boatlift of 1980, according to the latest figures released by US Customs and Border Protection.
The overwhelming majority of the CPB’s 177,848 “encounters” with Cuban nationals recorded during the past 10 months took place along the southwest border, where 175,674 were stopped by Border Patrol agents or at established crossings between the US and Mexico, the statistics show.
Single adults accounted for 137,435 of the migrants from Cuba, with 39,731 made up of various family members who entered the US together.
The numbers, posted online Monday, are part of a migrant surge that’s expected to result in a record 2 million-plus apprehensions when the federal fiscal year ends on Sept. 30, even though monthly arrests declined in both June and July. --->READ MORE HERE
Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard via AP
187 Cuban Illegal Immigrants Arrested After Landing in Florida:
U.S. immigration officials say 187 Cuban illegal immigrants have been arrested after landing in the Florida Keys on 10 separate boats over the weekend.
Chief Patrol Agent Walter Slosar of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection posted images of the small boats without passengers on Twitter.
The Miami Herald said a large group was seen early Sunday through a livestream at the Southernmost Point buoy in Key West. Dozens of men, women and children were captured in the images.
Between last October and June, Customs and Border Protection officials have found and detained more than 1,300 Cubans arriving in Florida, when that number was hovering around 200 and 300 for the same time frame the last two years. --->READ MORE HERE
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