14ymedio, Havana, 18 June 2016 — Puerto Rican authorities detained 10 Cuban migrants on the island of Mona, considered US territory in the Caribbean. Apparently the Cubans had landed there and so far all are in good health.
The Puerto Rican police said in a statement that seven women and three men were found on Saturday morning on Mona, west of Puerto Rico.
The Cubans will be taken to the port of Aguadilla where the immigration authorities can analyze their status and consider whether they qualify to benefit from the wet foot/dry foot policy under which all Cuban nationals are automatically given refuge after stepping on American soil.
So far this fiscal year, which began in October, more than 3,600 rafters have been intercepted at sea, according to the United States Coast Guard.