Attempted entry by Cubans into the United States

In the Fiscal Year 2011, authorities in the United States seized around 1,700 people from Cuba who were attempting to enter the U.S., which was a 100 percent increase from the 831 people seized in Fiscal Year 2010.

The U.S. Coast Guard seized around 1,000 people at sea, an increase from 422 the year before. Cubans who landed on U.S. shores increased to almost 700, up from the 409 people in the previous fiscal year.

The average human smuggling price that people paid to smugglers in order to bring people into the United States remained at $10,000.

Source: Alfonso Chardy and Juan O. Tamayo, “Illegal Cuban migration, after years of decline, is up again,” Miami Herald, October 9, 2011.