According to a Fox News report, a Coast Guard unit in Florida located 55 Cuban migrants trying to make it to shore; they were promptly turned around and denied entry.
“Once on board a ship, the Coast Guard said all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention,” Fox News reports.
“Hurricane season is not over and more storms are brewing,” said Lt. Connor Ives, USCG District Seven. “Our air and surface crews are patrolling and are on the lookout to save lives and prevent illegal, unsafe ventures.”
During the 2021-2022 fiscal year, the Coast Guard said, a total of 6,182 Cuban migrants were interdicted and sent back to Cuba.