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US Florida-bound Haitian migrants arrested after landing on beach

04:40  28 october  2021
04:40  28 october  2021 Source:   foxnews.com

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More than 20 Haitian migrants , including men, women, and children, were arrested Wednesday morning after landing ashore at a South Florida beach , authorities said. U.S. Border Patrol agents responded to a maritime smuggling event in Sunny Isles, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection "The migrants will be interviewed and processed for removal proceedings." He did not provide further details. A video posted online and claiming to have been filmed in Sunny Isles, shows a group of people getting off a small boat on a mostly empty beach . The people can be seen running for cover once off

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More than 20 Haitian migrants, including men, women, and children, were arrested Wednesday morning after landing ashore at a South Florida beach, authorities said.

U.S. Border Patrol agents responded to a maritime smuggling event in Sunny Isles, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson told Fox News.

"After an extensive search of the area, Border Patrol Agents arrested 21 Haitian migrants," the CBP spokesperson said in a statement. "The migrants will be interviewed and processed for removal proceedings."

He did not provide further details.

A video posted online and claiming to have been filmed in Sunny Isles, shows a group of people getting off a small boat on a mostly empty beach.

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The people can be seen running for cover once off the boat, and the vessel takes off into the water once everyone has gotten off.

CBP could not independently verify the authenticity of the video.


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Another video, shared on the verified Facebook page, "ONLY in DADE," shows the same video at Sunny Isles Beach but shot from a different angle.

The Sunny Isles and Miami-Dade Police Department both told Fox News its officers assisted CBP but is not involved in the investigation. Fox News has reached out to Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) which is taking the lead on this incident.

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At least 24 Haitian nationals and two Bahamians have been detained after they were intercepted while trying to illegally enter the United States on Tuesday near the Mar-a-Lago Club, which is owned by President Donald Trump. They said one of the boats was intercepted Tuesday near Trump’s private property. Head of the border patrol in the Miami area, John R. Modlin, said that 10 Haitians were arrested as well as two Bahamians accused of smuggling people and handed over to “Customs and Border Protection for legal consequences while the illegal migrants will be repatriated to Haiti .”

Bahamian and Cuban authorities have arrested hundreds of Haitians at sea seeking to reach the United States. “The Royal Bahamas Defence Force is once again urging individuals to refrain from making long treacherous voyages on hazardous vessels, and in the process, risking the lives of many individuals,” it said. Cuba’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday an unspecified number of Haitian migrants had also arrived via boat on the coasts of its eastern and central provinces in recent weeks in a bid to reach Florida .

The incident came after a surge of Haitian migrants at the southern border. It led to chaotic scenes with more than 15,000 migrants camped under the International Bridge at one point as the Department of Homeland Security surged resources to process some migrants and expel others.

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Democrats and immigration proponents criticized the handling of the migrants, with some repeating false claims that Border Patrol agents on horseback were using whips on the migrants.

United Nations human rights experts this week criticized the U.S. for last month’s expulsion, with the officials accusing the U.S. of "racialized exclusion."

"In expediting the collective expulsion of Haitian migrants, the United States is subjecting a group of predominantly Black migrants to impermissible risks of refoulement and human rights abuse without any individualized evaluation," the experts said, in a statement issued by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

The OHCHR statement said the experts had accused the U.S. of "ongoing systematic mass deportation" of Haitian migrants and refugees.

Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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