An empty raft stranded in Florida Keys, USA, after at least 500 migrants landed in the area over New Year’s weekend. Photo: EPA-EFE
An empty raft stranded in Florida Keys, USA, after at least 500 migrants landed in the area over New Year’s weekend. Photo: EPA-EFE

Hundreds of migrants land in Florida over New Year’s weekend, prompting closure of national park

  • National Park Service announced closure to allow law enforcement and medical personnel to evaluate the migrants before transporting them to Key West
  • US Border Patrol and coastguard along South Florida and the Keys have been experiencing the largest increase of migrations by boat in nearly a decade

An empty raft stranded in Florida Keys, USA, after at least 500 migrants landed in the area over New Year’s weekend. Photo: EPA-EFE
An empty raft stranded in Florida Keys, USA, after at least 500 migrants landed in the area over New Year’s weekend. Photo: EPA-EFE
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