Local October 13, 2023 | 4:16 pm

Authorities repatriate 65 Dominican migrants who were detained in the waters of Puerto Rico

Santo Domingo.- The US Coast Guard has intercepted and repatriated 65 migrants from the Dominican Republic who were attempting to enter the United States illegally. The interception took place in the Mona Channel, off the west coast of Puerto Rico. One boat, carrying 21 individuals claiming to be Dominican citizens, was intercepted, with four of them taken into custody for legal proceedings. The other 17 were transferred to a Dominican Republic Navy ship for repatriation.

A second boat carrying 48 migrants who also claimed to be Dominican citizens was intercepted and repatriated. The Coast Guard emphasizes the dangers of irregular migration trips in the Mona Channel and warns that those attempting such journeys will not be allowed to remain in Puerto Rico when intercepted. This interception is part of ongoing efforts to address illegal migration in the region, with many of the vessels intercepted in the Mona Channel, a common migratory route.

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October 13, 2023 5:08 pm

They must be a bit screwed up in the head if they want to leave the DR for Puerto Rico ..out of the frying pan into the fire.

October 14, 2023 4:46 pm
Reply to  Richard

Dominican Republic is Switzerland for PR….
Somebody sold them the dream …

October 16, 2023 10:23 am
Reply to  Fundador

Most of those migrants use PR as a bridge or gateway to get to the US.

Platano Frito
October 16, 2023 12:52 pm

Are they trying to get back to Spain? 🙂