- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Twenty-eight Cuban migrants have been found on an island in the Florida Keys.

Officials say a good Samaritan alerted authorities Friday morning to the migrants on Marquesas Key.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission transported the migrants to Key West. They were then turned over to Border Patrol.

FWC Officer Robert Dube said the migrants were slightly dehydrated and sunburned but otherwise in good health. He said all are expected to be allowed to stay.

Under the “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy established in the aftermath of the 1994 Cuban rafter crisis, migrants from the island who reach the U.S. are generally allowed to remain and apply for residency after one year. Those caught at sea are returned.



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