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‘Lighthouse Cubans’ appeal decision to be sent back to Cuba

SUGARLOAF KEY, Fla. (WSVN) – The group of Cuban migrants found on a
lighthouse near Sugarloaf Key plan to appeal a federal judge’s decision
to send them back to Cuba.

The group of 24, dubbed the “Lighthouse Cubans,” were hoping to stay in
Miami based on the “wet foot, dry foot” policy after they made a swim to
the American Shoal Lighthouse when they came in contact with the U.S.
Coast Guard. Twenty-one of the migrants made it to the lighthouse, just
seven miles off Sugarloaf Key.

On Tuesday, the judge ruled the that the lighthouse did not constitute
as U.S. land. Therefore, they must return to Cuba.

Had the judge determined that the lighthouse constituted land, it would
have allowed the group to stay.

Source: ‘Lighthouse Cubans’ appeal decision to be sent back to Cuba –
7News – WSVN-TV –

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