OCEAN RIDGE, Fla. -- U.S. Border Patrol authorities have taken 34 Cuban immigrants into custody after they came ashore on a beach in South Florida.
The immigrants arrived in Ocean Ridge, about 15 miles south of West Palm Beach, on a 28-foot boat early Sunday.
John Dair, a supervisory agent, said they saw a light on in an apartment and notified the occupants. Police were called to the scene and all 34 people were taken into custody.
Dair said all reported being Cuban citizens.
Under the U.S. Cuban Adjustment Act, most Cubans who reach U.S. soil are allowed to stay.
The immigrants included 16 adult men, 13 adult women and five children. They were being processed at immigration centers Sunday evening.
06-28-2010, 01:02 PM
Any Cuban fleeing Cuba is considered a Politcal Refugee. No different then when the Shah of Iran was deposed and we took in a couple hundred thousand Iranians or when S Vietnam collapsed and we took in Vietnamese.
Just another aspect of our dysfunction Immigration Laws that needs to be done away with.