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Friday October 4, 2013

Puerto Rican Authorities Detain 91 Undocumented Immigrants

Puerto Rican Authorities Detain 91 Undocumented Immigrants

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Puerto Rican authorities on Thursday detained 91 undocumented migrants from Haiti and the Dominican Republic as they were trying to illegally enter the U.S. commonwealth, police said.

The group was made up of 60 men, 27 women and a child, all Haitians, and three Dominicans, the Puerto Rico Police Department said in a statement.

The undocumented migrants were traveling on a boat 12 meters (40 feet) long some 8 nautical miles southwest of the Desecheo islet located between Puerto Rico and the island of Hispaniola, which is shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard took charge of the migrants, who were found to be in good health, with an eye toward their deportation, the PRPD said.

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