ICE Confirms Immigrant Deportation Flights To Jamaica, Other Caribbean Countries

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency [ICE]  has confirmed that it has collaborated with the US Department of Homeland Security and US Customs and Border Protection in facilitating immigrant removal flights, including single adults and family units, to several Caribbean countries, including Jamaica.

ICE said removal flights were made from December 18 to 22 to Cuba, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic, as well as to Central America, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uzbekistan and Venezuela.

It said over the last two weeks, it has conducted more than 30 repatriation flights, transporting thousands of individuals back to their country of origin, and has repatriated in excess of 5,000 people directly to Mexico. 

ICE added that since May 12 DHS has removed or returned more than 445,000 individuals, the vast majority of whom crossed the Southwest Border of the United States, including more than 70,000 individual family members. 

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