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Press Release | June 7, 2023

Coast Guard repatriated 25 people to Cuba

Editor's Note: Click on images to download high-resolution version.

MIAMI – Coast Guard crews repatriated 25 people to Cuba following one encounter originating from Cuba.  

The Coast Guard and its Homeland Security Task Force - Southeast partners will continue to be a presence in the air and on the waters to detect and deter migrants from attempting to unlawfully enter the U.S. via maritime domain.  

“Our crews carried out another successful rescue and repatriation back to Cuba, ensuring the safety of all individuals involved while upholding maritime security,” said Lt. Travis Poulos, Coast Guard District Seven. “This operation highlights the Coast Guard’s commitment to enforcing immigration laws while preserving human life at sea.” 

Since Oct. 1, 2022, Coast Guard crews interdicted or encountered 6,701 Cubans and 4,512 Haitian migrants. Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention. 

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Editor’s Note: 

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.  

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