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A new ploy to gain 'Dry Foot' Status


Old 03-27-2016, 03:11 PM
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Wound yourself upon sight of US authorities.. gain dry foot status... You cant make this up..


Seven Cuban rafters found at sea had gunshot wounds, Coast Guard says

Seven Cubans attempting to reach the U.S. had gunshot wounds when their makeshift raft was stopped south of Key West by the U.S. Coast Guard, authorities said.

They were among a group of 26 Cubans intercepted Saturday afternoon, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer Jon-Paul Rios.

Six of those wounded were flown to Lower Keys Medical Center in Key West, according to officials.

The gunshot wounds "were sustained prior to the interdiction," according to a Coast Guard statement.

From the Lower Keys Medical Center, two of the six people were taken to the Ryder Trauma Center at Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital, Agent Frank Miller of U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Sunday.

Cuban migrants say economics, not persecution, fueling exodus to U.S.
The other four were released from the hospital after being treated for minor wounds. They were referred to Church World Service, a resettlement agency in Doral, Miller said.

It was unclear Sunday how or where the Cubans sustained the gunshot wounds. The Keynoter newspaper reported late Saturday that the wounds were "possibly self-inflicted." Neither the Coast Guard nor Customs and Border Protection could confirm that report, officials said Sunday.

Under current immigration policy, Cubans who reach U.S. shores are permitted to stay, while those picked up at sea are held aboard a Coast Guard ship until they are returned to the island. Cubans who are injured at sea and require treatment at a hospital are taken to shore and allowed to stay in the U.S.

Cuban migrants intercepted at sea increasingly violent, Coast Guard says

"The remaining 20 migrants will likely be returned to their country of origin," the Coast Guard statement said.

In a separate interdiction at sea, another seven Cubans aboard what was described as "a rustic vessel" were found near Key West on Sunday, according to Rios.

"The U.S. Coast Guard works hard to ensure the safety of migrants on our cutters after an interdiction and strongly discourages attempts to illegally enter the country by taking to the sea," the Coast Guard said in its statement. "These trips are extremely dangerous and could lead to loss of life."

The number of Cubans trying to reach the U.S. by sea has increased steadily since the U.S. announced the establishment of relations with Cuba in December 2014, according to the Coast Guard. More than 2,500 Cubans have attempted to enter the U.S. by crossing the Florida Straits since Oct. 1, 2015, officials said.

Earlier this month Coast Guard officials said nine Cubans reportedly died at sea during a voyage that ended when 18 survivors were picked up by Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas cruise ship west of Marco Island.
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Old 03-27-2016, 07:08 PM
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Old 03-27-2016, 08:22 PM
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One pistol, pass it around to have them fire a bullet into their calf or forearm. They get to the USA.
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