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US Border Patrol Apprehends 60 Haitians after disembarking in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

US Border Patrol Agents apprehended Saturday 60 Haitian migrants after they disembarked in Cabo Rojo.

“People who venture to sea to enter the United States illegally not only expose themselves to being victims of smuggling organizations, but they also risk the lives of the law enforcement men and women who rescue them,” indicated Scott Garrett, Action Chief Patrol Agent for Ramey Sector.

Ramey Station Border Patrol Agents along with personnel from the Puerto Rico Police Department discovered a makeshift “yola” type vessel making entry into Combate Beach.

Upon arrival to the area the Border Patrol Agents encountered 60 non-citizens claiming to be from Haiti (34 adult males, 22 adult females, 2 accompanied juvenile males, 1 UAC male) and one adult female claiming to be from the Dominican Republic.  

Agents transported the group to the Ramey Station for immigration processing and removal. 

On May 4, Border Patrol agents apprehended 59 Haitians disembarking in Rincon, Puerto Rico.

The Ramey Sector is one of the twenty-one Sectors spread out across the United States. Encompassing the U.S. territorial islands of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, it is the only Border Patrol Sector located outside the continental United States. The Sector’s entire border area is made up of coastline and its area of responsibility is made up of some 6,000 square miles of land and water area, including the twelve-mile band of territorial water surrounding the Islands.