US Coast Guard repatriates 18 Dominican boatpeople
US Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur.
San Juan.- The US Coast Guard repatriated 18 Dominican boatpeople after being intercepted at sea in interdictions last Tuesday near Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, west of the island.
The arrests, the Coast Guard said in a statement, were carried out by the Caribbean inter-agency special border group.
Eight other undocumented travelers could face charges of violating immigration laws and attempting to reenter US territory, the statement said.
“The rapid response and coordination between agencies allowed intercepting and arresting the 26 immigrants in a dangerous situation,” said US Coast Guard San Juan sector commander Eric King.