A NAN First By NAN Staff Writers
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tuesday. Dec. 18, 2018: A News Americas analysis of the latest deportation data from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) activities in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 showed that about 50 percent less Caribbean nationals were deported back to the region this year compared to 2017.
Almost 4,500 Caribbean immigrants were deported back to the region based on an analysis of the latest data released, compared to almost 9,000 in 2017.
The exact total for this year was 4,463 compared to 8,967 last year. The majority of Caribbean immigrants sent back this year was 1,769 to the Dominican Republic. That is unlike last year, when the majority of Caribbean nationals deported were Haitians with a whopping 5,578.
This year, just 934 Haitians were deported along with 792 Jamaicans. The number of Jamaicans spiked slightly higher this year – up from 782 last year. The fourth highest number of Caribbean nationals sent back this year was 142 to Guyana compared to 137 last year.
Trinidad and Tobago took the fifth spot with 104 immigrants deported in 2018, a drop from 128 in 2017.