The Costa Rican shelters are a temporary stop for these Cubans and by the end of 2016 most of them will have reached the United States to begin their new lives as legal permanent residents. The Cuban government has never approved of the Cuban Adjustment Act and blames the United States legislation for causing the humanitarian crisis. Thousands of more Cuban migrants are still stranded in Colombia and Panama after Costa Rica stopped giving out visas in December, 2015. There is no clear solution for the next wave of Cuban migrants that will try to reach the United States by this new route.

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