Returned Cuban migrants begin paperwork at US mission

March 6, 2006

Miami Herald- Andrea Rodriguez

HAVANA - Cuban migrants who reached an abandoned bridge in the Florida Keys only to be sent home began a new effort to reach the United States: filling out paperwork Monday at the American mission in Havana.

Under U.S. migration policies, Cubans who reach U.S. soil are generally allowed to stay, while those stopped at sea usually are sent back. The migrants reached an old bridge that the U.S. government said didn't count as dry land because chunks are missing and it no longer connects to U.S. soil.


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