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TURBO, Colombia (CBSMiami) – More than 1,200 undocumented Cubans languishing on the border of Panama and Colombia will be deported.

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The Colombian government made the announcement Wednesday.

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Panama closed its border with Colombia in May to stop Cubans from passing through. That left a growing number of migrants living on the Colombian border, where many camped in a warehouse that became a makeshift shelter.

Cubans have traveled in droves to South America in an attempt to get to the U.S. since the U.S. and Cuba re-established relations.

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Many fear the wet foot, dry foot policy will be abolished.