Havana Cuba Business Travel Culture and Politics

Havana Cuba News

Cuba Politics News

Posted September 26, 2005 by mattlawrence in Cuba Human Rights

Email this article | Print this article | Search Havana Journal        

IMMIGRATION


BY JENNIFER MOONEY PIEDRA

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Authorities on Sunday had not decided the fate of 10 Cubans picked up in a makeshift boat off Miami-Dade County, an incident televised live on Friday.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Sandi Bartlett said the men remained aboard a U.S. Coast Guard cutter and were being interviewed to determine whether they qualify for protection.

Under the U.S. ‘‘wet foot/dry foot’’ policy, Cubans caught at sea are generally returned home, but in a few cases, some have been taken to the U.S. naval base at Guantnamo Bay, Cuba, for possible resettlement in a third country. Those who reach U.S. soil can stay.

Before the men were picked up, the number of Cubans interdicted at sea so far this year stood at 2,114, compared to 1,499 last year.

 

Would you like to add more information?


Only members can add more information. Please register or log in

  • Advertise at Havana Journal Inc
Images of Cuba
Spanish fighters
Follow Havana Journal
SUBSCRIBE to our Cuba Watch newsletter
LIKE us on Facebook

FOLLOW us on Twitter

CONNECT with us on Linked In

Section Archive
Havana Journal, Inc. BBB Business Review



Member of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy