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32 Cuban Migrants Land in Florida Keys


Thirty-two Cuban migrants have landed on a small island in the Florida Keys.

Coast Guard spokeswoman Sandra Bartlett said Friday the migrants were found on an uninhabited strip of land. She said the Coast Guard picked up the Cubans and handed them over to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.

A border protection spokesman said Friday the 32 were in good health. He said the migrants told him they left Cuba Monday and arrived on the island Thursday night.

Nearly 1,500 Cubans were caught trying to reach the United States last year. Cubans who set foot on U.S. territory are usually allowed to stay, while those intercepted at sea generally are sent home.

Some information provided by AP and Reuters.