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US Coast Guard Repatriates Migrants to the Dominican Republic

US Coast Guard returned 28 migrants to the Dominican Republic between Sunday and Tuesday, while 20 other migrants were repatriated on October 14th, following the interdiction of three illegal voyages.

US Coast Guard returned 28 migrants to the Dominican Republic between Sunday and Tuesday, while 20 other migrants were repatriated on October 14th, following the interdiction of three illegal voyages.

According to a Coast Guard 7thDistrict statement, one of the interdicted migrants remains in Puerto Rico in order to face possible federal prosecution on charges of attempted illegal reentry into the United States. Seven of these migrants claimed to be from Brazil, while the rest claimed to be from the Dominican Republic.

“We value the strong collaboration and professionalism which exists between the Coast Guard, our sister federal law enforcement agencies, and our long-standing partners of the Puerto Rico Police,” Sector San Juan commander, Capt. Gregory H. Magee, said in the statement.

 “Our collective response in these three cases helped save the lives of 49 migrants, who were endangered by the unsafe conditions of traveling aboard grossly overloaded and unseaworthy makeshift boats, which most often have no lifesaving equipment and are continuously taking on water,” he added.

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