Seven migrants from Cuba landed at Barkers in West Bay over the weekend.

The Immigration Department said the six men and one woman ran out of fuel and supplies after “bad weather pushed them severely off course.”

Joey Scott, acting assistant chief immigration officer, said by email, “Their vessel sustained damage entering the reef at Barkers and was taking on water.”

He said the seven migrants were taken into custody and will be repatriated to Cuba.

Cuban migrants who pass through Cayman waters are typically traveling to Honduras where they take the land route to the United States.

Cayman has seen an influx of Cuban nationals passing through or landing in the islands as relations warm between the United States and the Communist country, concerned about a possible end to the “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy.

The policy, created in 1995, gives Cubans a fast track to U.S. residency as long as they can reach U.S. soil.

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