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Lighthouse Counts As US Soil, Cuban Migrants Tell 11th Circ.

Law360, Miami (December 5, 2017, 6:24 PM EST) -- An attorney for a group of Cubans refused asylum after landing at an abandoned Florida Keys lighthouse urged an Eleventh Circuit panel Tuesday to reverse that decision, arguing the district judge should not have deferred to the U.S. Coast Guard on whether the lighthouse was considered U.S. soil.

Kendall Coffey of Coffey Burlington PL, who represents the 21 migrants, said the issue of whether the American Shoal Lighthouse, 7 miles south of Sugarloaf Key, is considered U.S. land for purposes of the former “wet foot/dry foot”...
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Case Title

Movimiento Democracia, Inc., et al v. Secretary, Department of Home, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 11th Circuit

Nature of Suit

2899 Adminstrative Review Act

Date Filed

October 18, 2016

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