U.S. Border Patrol taken into custody in Monroe County Friday morning, about two miles off Key Colony Beach
KEY COLONY BEACH, Florida – Friday morning, the U.S. Border Patrol says that more than a dozen migrants were caught in Monroe County.
Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar, who is in charge of the Border Patrol’s Miami sector, tweeted that the group had arrived about two miles off Key Colony Beach.
The migrants seemed to come on a boat that they had made themselves.
Slosar says that the incident on Friday happened after 22 Cubans arrived in Dry Tortugas National Park in the Florida Keys on Thursday morning.
This month, more than 100 Haitians arrived in Tavernier, which is further north in the Florida Keys.
Authorities haven’t said where the migrants were coming from or where they were going.
No other details have been given out.