96 Haitian and Dominican migrants repatriated

96 Haitian and Dominican migrants repatriated

The US Coast Guard in San Juan reported on Wednesday that it repatriated 96 Dominican and Haitian immigrants to the Dominican Republic after intercepting three boats on Mona Island, a nature reserve located west of Puerto Rico.

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“We urge anyone intending to cross the Mona Pass by illegal means not to set sail,” Lt. Commander Edward Kunigonis, chief of security forces for the San Juan sector, said in a statement.

As detailed by the Coast Guard, the ship Donald Horsley carried out the first operation on Sunday, intercepting an improvised vessel with 64 migrants, 62 Dominicans and two Haitians, after a crew detected the vessel in Cabo Rojo, in the west of Porto Rico.


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