MIAMI (CBS4/AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said it returned almost 150 migrants to their Caribbean homelands after intercepting their boats at sea.

A total of 112 Haitian migrants were returned to Cap-Haitien, Haiti, on Friday. A Coast Guard crew on a routine patrol discovered their sail freighter west of Great Inagua, Bahamas.

Officials say the vessel was “grossly overloaded” with 87 men, 19 women and six children. The migrants were given life jackets and transferred to the Coast Guard cutter.

The Coast Guard says it also returned eight Cuban migrants Wednesday and 29 Cuban migrants Friday to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba. Officials say the migrants were picked up at sea in two separate incidents.

All the migrants received food, water and medical care aboard Coast Guard vessels before being repatriated.


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Comments (3)
  1. Sal says:

    Good work Coast Guard. We don’t need anymore trashy people in our country. I love the Coast Guard.

  2. Go Back says:

    deport those illegals

    Hats off to the men and women of the U.S. Coat Guard!! Got to love those guys for protecting our homeland!!! We don’t need anymore trashy people than we allready have, especially in mi-jami. Mi-jami has been infested with illegls that don’t care or wish to learn the english language or abide by our laws and have a complete disregard for driving laws, eventually they will get what’s coming to them…DEPORTATION!! Keep on driving your huge 4×4’s, when we deport you back to KUBA you can take your gas guzzling monster with you. Si…….

  3. philmiami says:

    No wet foot dry foot BS….

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