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US continues deportation of Caribbean nationals

April 28, 2024

WASHINGTON,  CMC – The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, says it is continuing to facilitate removal flights of single adults, family units to Jamaica and Cuba.

ICE said those removal flights, which took place from April 22 – April 26, also included Brazil, Central America, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico. It did not specify the number of flights to Jamaica.

“If a noncitizen arrives and has no legal basis to remain in the United States, they will be processed and removed quickly, consistent with US law,” ICE said.

ICE said over the past few weeks, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has removed or returned over 690,000 individuals, the vast majority of whom crossed the US Southwest Border, including more than 105,000 individual family members.

“In keeping with standard practice, the United States ensures that all noncitizens without a legal basis to remain in the United States are properly screened for valid protection claims and withholding of removal in accordance with our laws and US international obligations,” ICE said.

“This applies to all noncitizens, regardless of nationality, to ensure the orderly and humane processing, transfer, and removal of single adults and family units,” it said, adding that last year, its Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) conducted 142,580 removals and 62,545  42 expulsions to more than 170 countries worldwide.

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