Since the U.S. and Cuba announced they would restore diplomatic relations, more and more Cubans have attempted the treacherous sea voyage in an effort to reach the U.S. illegally, the Coast Guard said.
33 migrants were found floating off the coast of Boca Raton on Wednesday and they were actually spotted during a search for two rafters who have been missing since Monday.
The search continues for two Cuban migrants who are missing at sea after their raft broke apart off the coast of South Florida.
Yet another group of what is believed to be Cuban refugees were plucked from the water near Miami on Monday.
The Cuban refugee rafter crisis was paramount two decades ago but now it seems the numbers are starting to increase once again.
The number of Cubans making the dangerous journey across the Florida straits for a better life in the U.S. is up sharply this year.
It has been a busy week for the U.S. Coast Guard battling illegal migration as more than 200 people were rescued and repatriated.
Dozens of Cuban migrants on an overloaded vessel that was sinking got a free ride on the Carnival Ecstasy Tuesday evening after the cruise ship spotted the troubled boat.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have detained a Cuban migrant who came ashore on Virginia Key Beach.
In an attempt reach U.S. soil, three Cuban migrants windsurfed across the Florida Straits Tuesday, but only one is known to have reached dry land.