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Press Release | March 20, 2023

Coast Guard transfers 29 people to Bahamas

To download Cuban interdiction process video, click this link. 

All Coast Guard Southeast imagery can be found on Dvids, here.  

All Coast Guard migration imagery can be found on Dvids, here

Family members in the United States inquiring about possible family members interdicted at sea, please contact your local federal U.S. representative.  

Para personas que residen en los EE.UU. buscando información sobre un familiar posiblemente interceptado por la Guardia Costera, por favor comuníquese con la oficina de su congresista o representante del Senado, local. 

MIAMI—Coast Guard Cutter William Flores’ crew transferred 29 migrants to
Bahamian immigration officers, Monday.

A Customs and Border Patrol Air and Marine Operations aircrew alerted
Coast Guard Cutter Resolute’s crew of a migrant vessel, Tuesday, at
approximately 10:30 a.m., in the vicinity of Cay Sal, Bahamas. The
vessel landed on Cay Sal Bank and Bahamian authorities requested Coast
Guard crews rescue the Cubans off the island. One person was medevaced
to a higher level of care.

A Station Lake Worth Inlet law enforcement boat crew alerted Sector
Miami watchstanders of a suspected smuggling venture, Friday, at
approximately 9 p.m., in the vicinity of Lake Worth Inlet. There were
5 Ecuadorians, 3 Dominicans, 1 Cuban, 4 Chinese and 2 Vietnamese
people aboard.

“Coast Guard and partner agency crews are stopping people from
illegally landing in the U.S.,” said Lt. Cmdr. Mark Cobb, Coast Guard
District Seven. “Don't take to the sea, and use safe and legal means
to immigrate to the U.S."

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water,
shelter and basic medical attention.

For more information about newly announced immigration programs: 

Fact Sheet: Biden/Harris Administration announces new border enforcement actions 

Secretary Mayorkas Delivers Remarks on DHS's Continued Preparation for the End of Title 42 and Announcement of New Border Enforcement Measures and Additional Safe and Orderly Processes 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: Processes for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans 

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