12 Cuban migrants repatriated

The Immigration Detention Centre in central George Town. – Photo: Brent Fuller

A dozen Cuban migrants were repatriated from the Cayman Islands to Havana last week.

According to the Department of Immigration, the Cubans flew home on different flights, with the last repatriation of the week taking place on Friday, April 15.

The seven male and five female migrants had been housed at the Immigration Detention Center.

As of Friday, 54 Cuban migrants remained in Grand Cayman.

Earlier this year, overcrowding at the immigration detention facility in Fairbanks had led to migrants being housed temporarily in community centers in East End, North Side and Bodden Town. The Immigration Detention Centre can hold about 60 people.

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