MONROE COUNTY, Fla. – Federal agents took more than two dozen Cuban migrants into custody following two separate landings in the Florida Keys Saturday, a U.S. Border Patrol official said.
Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar, who heads the Border Patrol’s Miami sector, tweeted that agents took 27 migrants into custody after their vessels made landfall at Long Key and the Marquesas Keys.
Slosar said that none of the migrants were injured.
On Saturday, the U.S. Coast Guard returned more than 200 migrants intercepted at sea to the island. They’ve intercepted more than 4,000 Cubans at sea over the current fiscal year.
Earlier today, Miami Sector #BorderPatrol agents & LE partners responded to two migrant landings in the #FloridaKeys. 27 migrants from #Cuba were taken into custody after making landfall at Long Key & the Marquesas Keys. No injuries were reported. pic.twitter.com/DHlyapNRZa— Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar (@USBPChiefMIP) August 20, 2022