Record number of Haitian migrants rescued by coast guard
67 Haitians aboard a small boat were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard about 16 miles from Great Inagua, Bahamas.
Recently, the Coast Guard has been experiencing numerous encounters with Haitian migrants attempting to travel to the U.S. by sea.
Migrant advocates say that Haitians have been making the dangerous voyage across the sea to the U.S. to escape the gang violence, poverty, and political instability within their country.
The Coast Guard stated that nearly twice as many Haitians have been found at sea this year compared to last year.
To address this increase of immigration by boat, the U.S. Coast Guard has begun a partnership with the Haiti Coast Guard and other Caribbean nations.
U.S. Coast Guard Rescues a Record Number of Haitian Migrants
As the situation in Haiti worsens,
A record number of people are attempting the dangerous journey to the U.S. by sea