Colombian migrants deported from U.S. tell of disappointment

Colombian migrants deported from the United States arrived in capital Bogota early on Thursday, describing their disappointment of not living the "American dream."

A plane carrying 161 migrants from the United States arrived in Bogota hours after the U.S. government lifted its Title 42 pandemic-era immigration restriction.

"Look for the American dream, that's what everyone says, well there are some lucky ones who get it, but unfortunately I didn't," Colombian migrant Hermis Narvaez said at the airport.

Last week, Colombia's migration agency canceled some flights returning migrants from the United States, citing degrading treatment.

"They took us with our hands and feet cuffed," migrant Raul de la Hoz told Reuters. "It's degrading, that's what they want to make you feel."