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The one-year-old Cuban infant who was removed by court order from her parents during the four-day standoff with Customs and Border Control officers remains in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services.
A Cayman Islands Coast Guard vessel has brought an infant and, shortly thereafter, her parents to shore this evening, following a standoff that began earlier this week.
In the Aug. 1, 1968 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story, titled “Cuba Asks for Return of 05,” appeared:
A group of 28 Cuban migrants landed in the Cayman Islands in the past week, bringing the total number of migrants in custody on island and awaiting repatriation to 113. According to government, the migrants are either being housed at the Immigration Detention Centre in Fairbanks, George Town, or at “an approved facility” elsewhere.
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.”