Cubans and Haitians should not try using boats to migrate to the United States. If you take to the sea, you will not come to the United States.”
- “The time is never right to attempt migration by sea,” Mayorkas said during a news conference. “To those who risk their lives doing so, this risk is not worth taking. Allow me to be clear: If you take to the sea, you will not come to the United States.”
- “They will not enter the United States,” the DHS secretary added.
- According to Mayorkas, 20 people have lost their lives in recent weeks attempting to traverse the Straits of Florida and the Caribbean Sea.