Published On: Sun, Mar 5th, 2017

31 Cuban migrants rescued by federal authorities in Cancun

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According to international news agency Reuters, Mexican federal police rescued 31 Cuban immigrants who had been held in a house in the city of Cancun, Quintana Roo; this was officially announced by the local government on Saturday March 4.

The 22 men and 9 women did not have visas to be in Mexico and said they were being held by a group of armed men who had demanded money for their release, the interior ministry said in a statement.

Mexico police officers rescued 31 illegal migrants from Cuba, who had been held in the house in the resort city of Cancun, municipal Public Safety Department said in a statement Sunday. (Photo: Christian Cordova Flicker)

The Cubans were taken to local offices of the federal attorney general for medical checkups and were set to be deported, the ministry said.

Hundreds of Cubans who were in the process of trying to reach the United States were stranded in Mexico and Central America after the United States repealed in January the so-called “wet foot, dry foot” policy that granted residency to almost every Cuban who reached U.S. soil.




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