Hundreds of Cuban migrants in Colombia await deportation

Cuban migrants rest in a shelter in the Turbo municipality of Antioquia department, Colombia, on June 14, 2016Hundreds of Cubans stranded in northwest Colombia have been left facing deportation after the government adopted emergency measures against illegal migration following a massive US-bound influx. Under watchful security, 38 Cubans arrived Wednesday at the migration agency in the port of Turbo as part of a voluntary deportation scheme announced a day earlier. The authorities, who have been unable to enter the private property, are waiting for a court permit to remove the migrants, who have been stuck since mid-May after Central American countries tightened their border controls.

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