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Cubans who landed in Keys settling into life in US

Posted on Saturday, 05.03.14

Cubans who landed in Keys settling into life in US
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Twenty-three Cubans who fled the island on a raft
are settling into life in the U.S. after making it safely to the Florida
Keys.

The Cubans left early Sunday, April 27, and arrived 18 hours later in
the Marquesas Keys.

Twenty-two of the migrants were adult men, and one was a woman. A
fisherman spotted them on land and alerted the Coast Guard.

Cubans who arrive in the U.S. are generally allowed to stay under the
“Wet-foot, Dry-foot” policy, while those stopped at sea are usually
returned home.

Thirty-five-year-old Leodan Cruz said he and other migrants embraced and
shouted “Liberty!” when they made it to shore.

The nonprofit Church World Service organization is helping the migrants
process their paperwork and resettle in other parts of the United States.

Source: CORAL GABLES, Fla.: Cubans who landed in Keys settling into life
in US – Florida Wires – MiamiHerald.com –
http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/05/03/4095635/cubans-who-landed-in-keys-settling.html

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