MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The situation successful Cuba and the continuing strife successful Haiti could punctual refugees to fly their countries and effort a unsafe crossing of the Florida Straits to the U.S.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, a Cuban-born refugee, had this informing for those considering the unsafe trip.
“DHS is moving with our partners to enactment the Haitian and Cuban people. The Coast Guard on with our state, local, and national partners are monitoring immoderate enactment that whitethorn bespeak increases successful unsafe and irregular maritime migration successful the Florida straits, including unpermitted vas departures from Florida to Cuba.
The clip is ne'er close to effort migration by sea. To those who hazard their lives doing so, this hazard is not worthy taking. Allow maine to beryllium clear, if you instrumentality to the oversea you volition not travel to the United States,” helium said.
So acold this year, 470 Cubans and 313 Haitians person been intercepted portion attempting to marque the crossing to Florida.
Twenty lives person been mislaid successful caller weeks erstwhile refugees attempted the crossing.