US Border Patrol Apprehends 59 Haitians after disembarking in Rincon, Puerto Rico

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AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –US Border Patrol Agents apprehended Wednesday morning 59 Haitian migrants after they disembarked in the coast of Rincon.   

Ramey Station Border Patrol Agents detected a makeshift “yola” type vessel approaching the coast near Pools Beach.  Upon arrival, Haitians migrants are gathered in Pools Beach Rincon, PRany markings or registration. The vessel contained foreign branded food products. 

The Border Patrol Agents searched the immediate area and apprehended a group of 59 non-citizens (23 adult females, 35 adult males and 1 male juvenile). 

Agents transported the group to the Ramey Station for immigration processing and removal. 

The Ramey Sector is one of the twenty-one Sectors spread out across the United States. Encompassing the U.S. territorial islands of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, it is the only Border Patrol Sector located outside the continental United States. The Sector’s entire border area is made up of coastline and its area of responsibility is made up of some 6,000 square miles of land and water area, including the twelve-mile band of territorial water surrounding the Islands.

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