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Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 1994, Operation Sea Signal

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Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 1994, Operation Sea Signal

In 1994, the United States put Operation Sea Signal into action due to the the problem of mass migration of Cuban and Haitian refugees attempting to gain asylum in the United States.

Back in 1994, following a massive migration of refugees from Haiti and Cuba, the United States started Operation Sea Signal, in which these refugees were rescued by Navy and Coast Guard personnel and brought to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Within the next 2 years, more than 5,000 refugees were looked after under the program. The migrants from both nations were kept separate and the segregation continued between single men, unaccompanied minors, dangerous refugees and families. Called Camp X-Ray, there were many instances of assaults within its confines.

Tags: cuba, refugee, boat people, haitian refugee, deportation, Deported, Guantanamo Bay

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