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.