(CNS): Immigration officials confirmed that six Cuban migrants were deported back to Havana on Monday. It is not clear when the three men and three women had arrived in the Cayman Islands, but 2016 has proved to be yet another very busy year for the local authorities dealing with the arrival of migrants from the neighbouring island. With this small group’s departure, there are now 83 Cuban migrants in immigration custody being housed “at various approved facilities, but primarily at the Immigration Detention Centre”, officials said.
The Department of Immigration is trying to limit the use of civic centers to hold migrants who are awaiting processing and then usually deportation, as there have been concerns about the facilities. In addition to security concerns at the district centres, the Human Rights Commission has raised concerns about the safety and treatment of migrants in detention.
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