Photo: Mona Island
Between Sunday and this morning, 23 aliens, claiming to be Cuban citizens, landed in both Mona Island and Monito Island after entering illegally into United States territory.
On Sunday Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol agents were notified by Park Rangers of the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources of an incursion of a group of nine alleged alien Cubans that arrived in Mona Island from the Dominican Republic.
Today at noon, the Ramey Border Patrol Station received a call from the United States Coast Guard reporting an incursion on Monito Island.
USCG Cutter Key Largo stated that 14 subjects, 11 males and three females, had made landfall in the early morning hours, and identified themselves as Cuban nationals.
USCG Cutter Key Largo transferred the group to the Mayaguez Port where Border Patrol agents assumed custody and transported the Ramey Border Patrol Station to conduct the appropriate immigration interviews.
After admissibility processing at the Border Patrol Station, the 23 Cuban adults will receive a Notice to Appear (NTA) before an Immigration Judge, for further proceedings under the Cuban Migration Agreement of 1995 and the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966.