(CMR) The Customs and Border Control Service (CBC) has confirmed that several Cuban migrants have departed the jurisdiction. CMR learned that they arrived in Roatan, Honduras, over the weekend and have since left for La Ceiba, from where they are expected to travel to the USA.
Roatan news media, Roatan Hable Claro, has reported that 16 Cubans were assisted by the residents of the community of Croffick Rock in Roatan, the Meritorious Fire Department, and the national police on Saturday. City Mayor Ron McNab reportedly provided all the food and support needed.
The Cubans all appeared to be in good health and were taken to a police base to be processed. They have since left for La Ceiba in Honduras.
CBC is currently in the process of confirming the exact number and identities of the migrants that have departed.
CBC said not all migrants are in detention; many have been released from detention and are living in Civic Centres or rented accommodation pending decisions on their asylum applications.
Migrants that are released from detention are not electronically monitored and thus must be identified, using alternative means, as having left the country.
The total number of migrants that have departed the jurisdiction will fluctuate as migrants occasionally leave on different voyages, CBC said.