Immigration crisis: 19 rafters arrive in Florida and seven Cubans are detained in Mexico

A group of 19 Cuban rafters arrived at Key Colony Beach after crossing the Florida Straits in a homemade boat., reported on Twitter Walter N. Slosar, chief of the Miami sector of the US Border Patrol.

That security body detained the migrants after their arrival. Slosar clarified that no injuries were reported at the scene.

Florida Cubans protest deportations

On the other hand, a group of Cubans protested this Wednesday in Miramar, Florida, in front of the office of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE, for its acronym in English), to demand the non-resumption of deportations to the Islandreported in Twitter Cuban journalist based in Miami, Mario J. Pentón.

The Cubans living in the US asked the agency not to deport those who arrive from the island and receive I220B warrants. With this status, many Cubans are released after entering the border with Mexico or on a raft, and the courts may consider it an illegal entry.

Penton assured that several migrants were summoned this Wednesday and fear being returned to Cuba.

The governments of Cuba and the United States have stated on several occasions in recent days that Deportation flights for migrants from the Island will resume. Until now, these announcements have not been made effective. In the US there are more than 60,000 Cubans with final deportation orders, but since December 2020 the regime has not accepted repatriation flights from that country.

Cuban migrants in Mexico

In another order of information, seven Cubans were detained by the Police of Tlalnepantla, Mexico, while traveling irregularly through that territorythe newspaper reported on Facebook Exactly from Mexico.

In total, 17 undocumented immigrants from Honduras, Nicaragua and Cuba were detained. The group was made up of nine men, four women and four minors. In addition, five suspected human traffickers were arrested.

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The Cubans were identified as Abelda (50 years old), Eduardo (13 years old), Linda (15 years old), Luis Manuel (33 years old), Carlos Manuel (36 years old), Jovani (31 years old), and Evelin (25 years old).

Cuba is going through the biggest migratory crisis in its history. In the fiscal year 2022 of the United States, included between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022, 224,607 Cubans arrived in that country, approximately 615 per day. Last October (fiscal year 2023), 29,872 Cubans entered the US irregularlyan average of 963 per day.