(CNS): As the number of Cubans trying to make it to the United States shows no sign of relenting, another eleven migrants have landed in Cayman over the last ten days and are currently being held by immigration. Officials said that two Cubans arrived on 17 August in Grand Cayman, though they did not give details of how they arrived, and a makeshift vessel carrying 33 migrants arrived in Cayman Brac on Wednesday 24 August. Nine people opted not to continue the journey and are still on the Brac waiting to transfer to Grand Cayman.
As new migrants arrive, the government is deporting previous arrivals. Over the last week, three flights have been made to Havana repatriating 16 Cubans.
Currently, there are 73 Cubans who gave up on their effort to try to reach Central America by sea to begin the overland journey to the US who are now awaiting processing. Officials said most are being held at the Immigration Detention Centre in Fairbanks but some are still being held in other approved facilities.
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