Miami Sector

Migrants Land Homemade Boats on Florida Beaches

Migrants continue the dangerous practice of crossing the Straits of Florida in small homemade boats. The boats are usually overloaded with migrants attempting to make their way from Cuba and Haiti to the United States.

A makeshift boat lands on an island of the Dry Tortuga National Park in April with 20 migrants onboard. (U.S .Border Patrol/Miami Sector)

Migrant Apprehensions on Florida Coasts Increase

Border Patrol agents and other law enforcement partners continue to make apprehensions of migrants reaching the Florida coastline. Agents took 31 migrants from four countries into custody in two incidents on Tuesday.

Miami Sector agents apprehend 19 Cuban migrants who made their way to the Florida coast in what appears to be a homemade boat. (U.S. Border Patrol/Miami Sector)