7th Coast Guard District
U.S. Coast Guard
News Release
Date: July 4, 2011

Coast Guard repatriates 15 Cuban migrants

MIAMI -- The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island repatriated 15 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Caba√Īas, Cuba, Monday.

The migrants were interdicted at sea during three separate cases since Thursday.

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, migrants are provided food, water, shelter and basic medical care.

The cutter Kodiak Island is a 110-foot patrol boat homeported in Key West, Fla.

For information on how to legally immigrate to the United States, call U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at 1-800-375-5283 or visit the USCIS website at www.uscis.gov .

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