Two Cuban migrants used a motorized hang glider to travel 90 miles from the island to Key West, Florida, state officials said Saturday.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said the two landed safely at the city’s International Airport, also known locally in Spanish as “Key West,” around 10:30 a.m. They were turned over to Border Patrol. Local patrol officers did not respond to a request for comment.
Overwhelmed by the number of Cuban migrants and other nationalities arriving at the US border with Mexico and Florida by boat, the Joe Biden administration approved a change in the law that requires them to request a permit through an app before leaving. Arrive under the auspices of a relative or acquaintance in the United States.
Those who arrive without meeting this requirement may be deported.