55 Cuban migrants stopped by Coast Guard repatriated

MIAMI (WSVN) - Dozens of Cuban migrants who were stopped before reaching South Florida shores in the past week have been sent back to their homeland, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday.

Coast Guard crews sent 55 people from four different groups back to the island. The migrants were stopped before they were able to set foot in the Sunshine State, which would have meant they could stay under the controversial “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy.

Officials said the number of Cubans attempting the dangerous journey has grown by more than 100 percent since last year.

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