Nearly two dozen Cubans braved wind whipped seas to make a dangerous crossing to South Florida.
The 21 migrants were dropped off Monday morning at the toll plaza on the Rickenbacker Causeway. They told CBS4â€™s Yusila Ramirez they left Cuba on Friday, and spent the following two days in extremely rough seas.
â€œThe conditions were rough, the waves were huge out there, but everybody stayed calm and here we are safe and sound,â€ said Andre, â€œeveryone was anxious to arrive. We did everything right to here. I was scared, now Iâ€™m just cold.â€
If the “Socialist Paradise” is such a wonderful place, why do so many Cubans brave 90-plus miles of treacherous sea in makeshift rafts to leave?