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U.S. deports 11 Cubans from long list who arrived during 1980 exodus

The U.S. government deported 11 Cubans on a chartered plane that departed from a cargo area at ​​Miami International Airport (MIA). The 11deportees were on a list of almost 3,000 people who arrived in the country around the time of the Mariel boatlift.
The U.S. government deported 11 Cubans on a chartered plane that departed from a cargo area at ​​Miami International Airport (MIA). The 11deportees were on a list of almost 3,000 people who arrived in the country around the time of the Mariel boatlift. Courtesy

The U.S. government has deported 11 Cubans whose names were on a list of almost 3,000 people who arrived in the country around the time of the Mariel boatlift.

Nestor Yglesias, an ICE spokesman in Miami, said the “removal was in accordance with the 1984 U.S- Cuba migration agreement that lists specific individuals to be repatriated to Cuba.”

The reference is to a list of 2,746 Cubans to be sent back to the island that Havana and Washington agreed to in 1984, during the Reagan administration. Those on the list have criminal records and must had arrived during the 1980 Mariel exodus or a few years earlier or later.

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