US Coast Guard repatriates 33 migrants to Haiti

February 15, 2024

The United States (US) Coast Guard says the crew of its hips, the Cutter Benard C. Webber, repatriated 33 migrants to Haiti on Monday following the interception of a “migrant venture” near Fort Pierce Inlet, Florida.

The entity said that earlier this month, a good Samaritan notified Sector Miami watchstanders of a grounded fishing vessel.

“US maritime borders are not open to unauthorised entry or illicit trafficking,” said Lieutenant Commander Sean Newmeyer, Coast Guard District Seven. “(The) Coast Guard and our partners are committed to stopping illegal ventures, preventing unsafe voyages at sea and enforcing US immigration laws and regulations.” 

The US Coast Guard said that along with the Homeland Security Task Force – Southeast partners it “will continue to be a presence in the air and on the waters to detect and deter migrants from attempting to unlawfully enter the US by sea.” 

The US government agency said its crews repatriated 53 migrants to Haiti in fiscal year 2024, which began on October 1, 2023. 


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