39 Cuban migrants repatriated to Havana

Cuban migrants at the Immigration Department's detention center in George Town vie to speak with a Cayman Compass reporter after hearing about the change in the U.S. 'wet-foot, dry-foot' policy. - PHOTOS: JEWEL LEVY

Thirty-nine Cuban migrants, 35 males and four females, were repatriated to Havana, Cuba, on Thursday.

Officers from Customs, Prison and RCIPS assisted the Department of Immigration with the repatriation, the Department of Immigration said in a press release.

Seventy-two Cuban migrants remain in Immigration custody on Island and are housed at the Immigration Detention Centre or an approved facility, the release noted.