An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Press Release | July 28, 2023

Coast Guard repatriates 58 people to Cuba

Seventh Coast Guard District - 305-415-6680

MIAMI – Coast Guard crews repatriated 58 people to Cuba, Friday, following three separate migrant vessel interdictions originating from Cuba in the past week.   

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.  

“The Coast Guard remains steadfast in its mission to rescue and repatriate migrants, ensuring their safe return to their country of origin,” said Lt. j.g Nicholas Fujimoto, District Enforcement Response Law Enforcement Officer. “Our U.S. maritime borders are not open for unlawful migration - you could be risking your life.” 

Since Oct. 1, 2022, Coast Guard crews interdicted or encountered 6,897 Cuban migrants. Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter, and basic medical attention.   

For more information, follow these links:  

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.   

For breaking news, follow us on Twitter. For additional information, find us on Facebook and Instagram.