110311Z DEC 17


In mid-January this year, the Obama administration repealed the “wet foot, dry foot” US immigration with regards to Cuban migrants. “Wet foot, dry foot” had meant that any Cuban migrants that set foot on US land were given asylum but those found at sea were sent back to Cuba. There is no longer any “dry foot” exception to the rules.

NBC Miami:

15 Cuban migrants were repatriated back to Cuba on Saturday.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, they found the migrants Wednesday while on patrol about 65 miles southeast of the Dry Tortugas.

“Illegal migrant ventures at sea are both risky and dangerous,” said Commander Willie Carmichael, the deputy chief of enforcement for the Coast Guard’s 7th district.


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Cabañas, Artemisa Province, Cuba

Cuba (CU) is estimated to have a population of 11.2 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.1% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.1 million.