U.S. Coast Guard
News Release
Date: June 19, 2011

Coast Guard repatriates 39 Cuban migrants

MIAMI -- The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Key Biscayne repatriated 39 Cuban migrants to Bahia de CabaƱas, Cuba, Sunday.

The migrants were interdicted at sea during four separate cases since Monday.

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

The cutter Key Biscayne 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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