TURBO, Colombia (CBSMiami) – More than 1,200 undocumented Cubans languishing on the border of Panama and Colombia will be deported.READ MORE: Girl Scout Cookie Sales Crumble Amid COVID Pandemic
The Colombian government made the announcement Wednesday.READ MORE: Deadly Crash On Turnpike Extension Snarled Rush Hour Traffic
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.MORE NEWS: Miami Weather: Mostly Cloudy, Another Round Of Afternoon Storms
Many fear the wet foot, dry foot policy will be abolished.