A male migrant was found dead in the surf. The others were being held by federal authorities, police said.
Under the so-called wet-foot-dry-foot policy, Cubans intercepted at sea are generally sent back while those who reach U.S. soil are allowed to stay.
"They made it to shore," Palm Beach Capt. Rick Howe said.
He said the group seemed healthy and claimed to have been on the ocean since Nov. 9.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
This problem is not limited to the situation with the "whale prison" in Russia's Far East, because many people buy tickets to go to oceanariums and turn a blind eye to the problem