MIAMI – Nine Cuban rafters arrived on Tuesday in the Florida Keys, bringing the number of migrants reaching the island chain to 60 in less than a week, media reports said.
Seven men and two women arrived at Travel Trailer Town in Key West, and all are in good health, police said.
Last Thursday, 23 Cubans made it ashore on Smathers Beach in Key West. The next day, 12 more arrived in Tavernier and seven at Geiger Key.
On Monday, nine other Cubans arrived in Islamorada, KeysNet reported.
Under the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act, Cubans who step on U.S. soil are likely to stay while those intercepted at sea are returned to Cuba.
So far this fiscal year, which began on Oct. 1, more than 3,300 Cubans have been intercepted in the Florida Straits, the U.S. Coast Guard said.