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    Judge: Cuban Migrants Found On Keys’ Lighthouse Cannot Stay In U.S.

    Judge: Cuban Migrants Found On Keys’ Lighthouse Cannot Stay In U.S.

    June 28, 2016 12:15 PM
    CBSMIAMI.COM

    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A federal judge in Miami sided with the government in a ruling on whether 24 Cuban migrants should stay in the United States after they were found on the American Shoal Lighthouse about five miles off Sugarloaf Key last month.


    In a ruling Tuesday, the judge denied their request to be able to stay in the United States.


    At a hearing earlier this month, Assistant U.S. Attorney Dexter Lee argued that the migrants did not reach U.S. soil because the lighthouse did not qualify as American territory under the “wet foot, dry foot” policy.


    “The closest dry land is seven miles away. The U.S. Coast Guard reviewed the situation and determined the light tower was in the water, was not on dry land,” Lee said.


    Lawyers for the migrants put engineer Jose Abreu on the stand who testified about the structure and history of the 136-year-old lighthouse. He said it’s a permanent structure within the territory of the United States.


    Following the ruling, the Coast Guard issued a statement on the matter saying,

    “On June 28, 2016, the Honorable Judge Darrin Gayles of the Southern District of Florida in the case of Movimiento Democracia v. Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, et. al, ruled that the Cuban migrants who sought refuge on American Shoal Light are “feet wet” and will be processed for repatriation in accordance with standard U.S. immigration policy. Individuals must have a visa or other permission to travel to U.S. and anyone located at sea will be returned to their country of origin in accordance with immigration laws. Safety of life at sea continues to be the Coast Guard’s primary concern. The dangerous waters of the Florida Straits can be unforgiving for the unprepared on ill-advised and illegal voyages. Immigration policies have not changed and we continue to urge people not to take to the ocean in unseaworthy vessels. It is illegal and extremely dangerous.”

    The migrants have been on a Coast Guard cutter at sea since arriving last month.


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    If states and communities would refuse these facilities, they would have to fast deport, which is how it should work anyway. Arrest, deportation hearing scheduled within 24 hours, deportation within 24 to 48 hours after the hearing.
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