Boat Brings 2 Dozen Cubans To Key West


MIAMI (AP) _ Authorities say 24 Cuban migrants have landed in the Florida Keys.

Key West police say the 23 men and one woman reached shore around 4 a.m. Monday.

The Miami Herald reports that the group made the 90-mile journey on a tiny makeshift boat named Mariana.

Police say some of them were treated for exposure to diesel fuel, but they were all otherwise healthy.

Because of the wet foot, dry foot policy, all of the migrants, with the exception of those with criminal backgrounds, will be allowed to stay in the U.S. and pursue residency.