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Court to decide whether Cubans on lighthouse in Florida Keys had ‘dry feet’

Immigration attorney Virlenys H. Palma Democracy Movement leader Ramón Saúl Sánchez hold a press conference outside of the Federal Courthouse in downtown Miami. Attorneys filed an emergency motion seeking clarification on whether 21 Cuban migrants who climbed a lighthouse in the Florida Key are eligible for entry to the United States under a policy known as wet foot/dry foot.
Immigration attorney Virlenys H. Palma Democracy Movement leader Ramón Saúl Sánchez hold a press conference outside of the Federal Courthouse in downtown Miami. Attorneys filed an emergency motion seeking clarification on whether 21 Cuban migrants who climbed a lighthouse in the Florida Key are eligible for entry to the United States under a policy known as wet foot/dry foot. Miami Herald/

The Democracy Movement on Tuesday filed an emergency motion seeking clarification on whether a group of Cuban migrants who climbed a lighthouse in the Florida Key are eligible for entry to the United States under a policy known as wet foot/dry foot.

“We made an emergency motion to compel declaratory and injunctive relief regarding the lighthouse status for the federal judge to decide whether the lighthouse is or is not the United States territory,” immigration attorney Virlenys H. Palma said.

“Allegedly the lighthouse was maintained by the Coast Guard,” she said at a press conference outside the federal courthouse in downtown Miami. “We’re providing all the pictures and all the history of the lighthouse that it stayed where it is...and is managed by the U.S.”

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