Nine immigrants were picked up by a cargo ship and brought into George Town by the Marine Unit after their boat developed engine difficulties off the coast of Cayman Brac.
They are currently being housed at the detention facility on Fairbanks Road awaiting the outcome of their applications.
“They have all been interviewed and they have requested political asylum. We’ve managed to interview all of them. their interviews are going to be translated into English now and will be assessed by myself and the chief immigration officer to determine whether or not they qualify for political asylum,” Deputy Chief Immigration Officer, Gary Wong, said.
Back on June 28, Cuban nationals who made similar applications had their requests for political asylum refused and they were deported back to Havana.