Cubans' Lighthouse Landing Merits US Entry, 11th Circ. Told

By Carolina Bolado (March 24, 2017, 10:12 PM EDT) -- A group of Cubans who were refused asylum after landing at an abandoned Florida Keys lighthouse asked the Eleventh Circuit on Friday to reverse the lower court's decision that the lighthouse does not count as U.S. soil.

In an opening brief filed with the federal appeals court, the migrants said they were denied their constitutional rights by the U.S. Coast Guard's refusal to process them as refugees under the Cuban Adjustment Act.

"As arriving refugees who landed at a federal building constructed on federal property, the plaintiffs were entitled to seek asylum and refugee status in the United States," the Cubans...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!