Border Patrol: 22 Cuban migrants land at Dry Tortugas National Park

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MONROE COUNTY, Fla. – Twenty-two Cuban migrants landed in Dry Tortugas National Park in the Florida Keys Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Border Patrol.

Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar, who leads the agency’s Miami sector, tweeted that the migrant contingent was comprised of 19 men and three women.

He said the group arrived to the national park, on the far western edge of the Keys, on a rustic vessel.

Slosar shared images of the migrants being ushered onto a National Park Service boat.

The park was forced to close in early January after nearly 300 migrants arrived on the islands in a two-day span.

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