Coast Guard rescue migrants in Miami, 5 missing
Coast Guard teams rescued at least eight migrants stranded in the waters of Florida’s Key Biscayne Bay on Monday October 27. The migrants, believed to be from Cuba, could be seen clinging to bits of a broken raft and rubber tubes as they waited for the Coast Guard to lower rescue baskets. At least five people are still unaccounted for, according to the US Coast Guard.
Under the so-called “wet foot, dry foot policy,” Cuban migrants who make it onto US soil can remain in the country, whereas those intercepted at sea are turned back.