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...

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