Cuban migrants detained near Puerto Rico

2016-03-18 22:29


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San Juan - Authorities in Puerto Rico have detained 11 Cuban migrants on a tiny island west of the US territory.

US Customs and Border Protection said on Friday that the 10 men and one woman were found on Mona Island. The group is expected to appear before an immigration judge soon.

Cubans are increasingly leaving their island nation amid fears they could soon lose a special status that allows them to pursue citizenship if they reach US soil.

Federal agents have detained 143 Cuban migrants in the region so far this fiscal year.

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