Trump deported 28 Antiguans in the last three years

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YAKIMA, WA - FEBRUARY 18: Agents working for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) prepare to board detainees onto a Swift Air charter flight at McCormick Air Center on February 18, 2020 in Yakima, Washington. The U.S. Justice Department is suing King County after it banned ICE from operating charter flights for detainee transport at King County International Airport, forcing the agency to bus detainees to Yakima for flights there. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

News Americas: Some 7,192 Caribbean immigrants were deported by the Donald Trump administration in the past three years, an analysis of Department of Homeland Security data by News Americas has found. The most were listed as criminal immigrants.

However, the number pales in comparison to the first three years of the Barack Obama administration when a combined 18,613 Caribbean immigrants were deported as the US’ first black president earned the nickname, ‘Deporter-In-Chief.’ In 2009 alone, 6,785 were deported to the region by the Obama administration, followed by 6,000 in 2010 and 5,828 in 2011.

Here’s how Trump’s deportation stacked up for the Caribbean in the past three years:

The Dominican Republic received 1,985 of its nationals back in the three years, including 665 last year.

Fourteen hundred and ninety-seven Jamaicans were sent back over the three years, including 418 last year, a slight drop from 572 in 2018.

A whopping 910 were sent back to Guyana in the three-year period, with the most sent back last year – 474 over 319 in 2018.

Eight hundred and fifty-eight were sent to the Bahamas over the three years, including 320 last year, the most in the three-year period.

Haiti saw far less deported over the three-year period, with a combined 651 sent back, including 184 in 2019, the lowest of the three years.

Four hundred and ninety were deported to Cuba, including 136 last year.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines had to accept back 197 of its nationals in the period 2017-2019, with the most, or 97, sent back last year.

One hundred and ninety in total Trinidadians were sent back to the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the three years, with the most or 78, sent back last year.

One hundred and twelve were sent back to Grenada in the three years, including 37 last year.

Eighty-five were deported to Belize, including 29 last year.

Saint Lucia had to receive back 67 of its nationals who were sent back by the US between 2017 and 2019. Nineteen were deported last year.

Fifty-one were sent back to Dominica, including 17 last year.

Forty-six were deported to Barbados in the three years, including 18 last year.

Twenty-eight were sent back to Antigua & Barbuda in the three years, including 9 last year.

Twenty-five nationals from Saint Kitts and Nevis were deported by the Trump administration over the three-year period, including 19 in 2019.

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  1. Not paying a bus or train fare now can get you deported when before they would be given a ticket/fine . A green card holder use to could stay out of the country for a year now Trump move it to 6 months . Even staying out for 5 months is considered risky by some because they don’t have to let you back in . If it’s crime related well that speaks for itself .

  2. I don’t blame him. The govt here should do the same. Anyone guilty of committing serious crimes here and are non nationals need to be deported too.

    We don’t need those low lifes here. Since the govt won’t protect us, we will have to protect ourselves.

    The time has come to stand up for our rights.

  3. Trump did not institute the 6 month mandate. This rule was passed by Congress and signed by then President William Jefferson Clinton in 1996. The legislation was titled The Immigration and Naturalization Reform Act.

  4. This is a fact: Barack Obama Administration deported more persons.Than all Presidents combined in the History of this Country.However,we named a mountain for him in Antigua.

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