Cuban Migrants Detained Near Cay Sal Bank

FIFTEEN Cuban migrants interdicted near Cay Sal Bank and brought to Grand Bahama were flown to New Providence on Sunday.

Immigration officer Napthali Cooper said the group was picked up by the US Coast Guard last Thursday.

According to reports, the 15 Cuban men left Cuba on April 18 in a rustic vessel en route to Florida. The USCG Robert Yered, under the command of Lt Hunter Stowes, was on patrol near Cal Sal Bank when they spotted the migrants.

Mr Cooper said the migrants were turned over to immigration authorities around 2.30pm at Freeport Harbour. They were transported to the Department of Immigration’s headquarters where they were processed and examined by staff of the Disease Surveillance Unit of the Public Hospitals Authority.

The group will be detained at the Detention Centre to await repatriation to the Cuba.


Honolulu 2 years, 6 months ago

Allow them to stay. Treat people with empathy and human decency. They have come that long distance. Allow them to stay!


joeblow 2 years, 6 months ago

Three questions for you: 1) Exactly how many illegal immigrants should we allow per year? maybe we should not have immigration laws at all!

2) How long would this country or any country last if it did not seek to protect its borders?

3) Would you apply the same standard to your home? Allow those who enter without your permission to stay while you treat them with empathy and human decency?


stillwaters 2 years, 6 months ago

Nope, sorry!!!!!!!! Court and deportation!!!


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