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Cuban migrants cost $3,800 per day

Nearly $900,000 has been spent on Cuban detainees in the custody of the Immigration Department since July 2015. Deputy Chief Immigration Officer Jeremy Scott tells Cayman 27 the costs cover several different areas, which include housing, feeding and securing the migrants.

An estimated $870,000  was spent during the last 7 months, which breaks down to roughly $3,800 a day. Important to point out, the money is coming form the public’s purse.

At present, 131 migrants are being housed across three different locations in Grand Cayman. Mr. Scott told Cayman 27, 9 out of 11 Cuban men who managed to evade authorities are now in custody with 2 still on the run.

With rough seas and no reports of stolen boats, Mr Scott said they believe both men may still be in Cayman.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of any of the men you are encouraged to contact the Immigration Department or your nearest police station.

About the author

Andrel Harris

Andrel Harris

After completing high school in Cayman, Andrel Harris joined the news team as a Reporter Trainee in 2013. Now he serves as a reporter/producer, as well as the 'Cayman 27 Today' anchor. He also contributes to the talk shows and present weather forecasts. He hails from the district of North Side.

"Working with Cayman 27 has been a rewarding and eye opening experience. Through the power of the media, I've been able to help give a voice to the people living in Cayman." - Andrel Harris

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