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Press Release | Aug. 5, 2023

Coast Guard repatriates 27 people to Cuba

MIAMI – Coast Guard crews repatriated 27 people to Cuba, Saturday, following three separate migrant interdictions in the past week 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.  

“The Coast Guard and our partners remain vigilant in our mission to rescue and repatriate migrants attempting to unlawfully migrate to the U.S.,” said Lt. Matthew Miller, Coast Guard Seventh District. “It is important to remember hurricane season is in full swing, using a safe and legal pathway can be the difference between life and death.”

Since Oct. 1, 2022, Coast Guard crews interdicted or encountered 6,967 Cuban 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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