Coast Guard crews repatriated 86 migrants to Cuba and Haiti after multiple groups attempted to get to shore over the span of a week.
On August 21, 24 Haitian migrants were recovered north of Grand Bahama Island. Later that week, Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection units intercepted 62 Cuban migrants in 3 separate incidents in the south Florida Straits.
"Along with our Department of Homeland Security and international partners, the Coast Guard continues to robustly patrol the Florida Straits and Caribbean sea to prevent migrants from taking the perilous and illegal maritime journey to the United States," said Capt Mark Gordon, Chief of Response Enforcement for the Seventh Coast Guard District in Miami. "Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, we will seek to quickly repatriate illegal migrants to their respective countries."