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US Coast Guard repatriates 17 Cuban migrants
Published on August 23, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

MIAMI, USA -- Crewmembers aboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell repatriated eight Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Sunday and nine Cuban migrants on Tuesday.

Customs and Border Protection and Coast Guard Air Station Miami aircrews detected two suspicious and unseaworthy vessels in the Florida Straits. The aircrews vectored in Coast Guard surface assets, which safely embarked the migrants. The migrants were later transferred to the Margaret Norvell for repatriation.

"The Coast Guard and our partner agencies continue to diligently patrol the waters around the United States to deter illegal migrant activity," said Capt. Mark Fedor, chief of response enforcement. "Our main concern is the safety of life at sea. When migrants put their lives in the hands of smugglers, or take to the sea aboard unseaworthy vessels, they put their lives at grave risk.”
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Stupidity at it best:

USA NOT the land of the free. Coast Guard & Obama prove it. These are people trying to escape a dictatorial form of government. Yes putting their lives at risk to do so but so did the Pilgrims centuries ago. Instead you Mr. USA can’t even control the borders of the Rio Grand River but some how you have the money to fly & ships to catch a small boat of people looking for a better life. Talk about a screwed up policy of a double standard. What in the world do you think will happen to these "repatriated" people in the hands of the Cuban government???? Guess maybe they’ll spend years in prison, ever think about that? I doubt it. The Obama administration isn’t capable of any forward thinking, especially with someone as incompetent as Eric Holder in that position, what a joke. The world laughs.


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