Saint Lucians among 314 criminals arrested in US

By SNO Staff

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The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) says it has arrested several Caribbean nationals among 314 criminal immigrants in an enforcement action targeting individuals who pose a threat to public safety.

The immigration agency said those arrested from the Caribbean included nationals from St. Lucia, the Bahamas, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, St Kitts and Nevis, Turks & Caicos Islands, Antigua, and Cuba.

The arrests were made across the state of Florida, during an enforcement action, which concluded on September 29.

ICE said more than one-quarter had criminal records that included felony convictions for serious or violent offences, such as murder, attempted murder, child sex crimes, sex offences, weapons charges, and drug violations.

“As this operation makes clear, ICE is committed to prioritising convicted criminals and those who are public safety threats for apprehension and removal,” said Marc Moore, field office director for the Miami Field Office of ERO, which oversees all of Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

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15 comments

  1. Actually the U.S. has been doing that for decades, it reached its peak in the Caribbean in the 1990's, remember the Buju Banton song "Deportees." If you are not a citizen, and in some cases citizenship can be revoked. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW0mMrg4ros

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  2. We need to approach the U.S. Government to fund the expansion of the Bordelais Correctional Facility in similar fashion to Jamaica getting support from the British Government to fund a new prison.
    Can deportees be counted as tourist arrivals from the USA?

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  3. They get trained in the US, then get arrested and deported back to their countries. Our police force doesn't have the technology and experience to deal with these guys, so they have no choice but to use marshall law ( ORC). Then the US coming to cry about hunan rights. ...........CHAAAAAA!

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  4. Our government needs to contact the U.S. to get the names of the people who will be deported back to St. Lucia and their deportation dates so they can be interviewed by our Immigration officials as to where they will be living. Too many of the returnees bring the crime home with them and more guns. Let's hope that the PM and his cabinet will try to keep track of these people who may be causing more troubles.

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  5. How many if those criminals were actually born up there, how many of them ever come to St. Lucia and those who migrated up there. Just imagine not if but when they send them back to St. Lucia adding more to our crime situations down here. Those guys create more sophisticated crime

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  6. untie the ssu hand let them take "out" the garbage.

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  7. I hope Canada makes a sweep as well.Too many "monkey see,monkey do" criminals in Canada.After 90% of them already lied to gain refugee status,they squander the opportunity by walking around with mouths as long as a 12cm ruler & a few fake gold chains & horrible attempts at a Canadian accent if I ever heard.They finance USED cars they cannot afford with ridiculous interest rates or buy them at the garbage auction to showoff on Fessbook or some half a brain women....Oh well nothing lasts forever anyways.

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    • lol @ fessbook, i like that one!!

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    • How long is 12cm???

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    • u seem to know alot... or u just up set my girl ... poorjab you forget that happened to the black folks too back in the days of slavery they were taken advantage of too... what they`re doing is nothing different... and to sum it up the article is speaking about illegal people not legal folks.... maybe you should take a look at your personal affairs internally because it seems you have an axe to grind.....

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  8. They better not send them back. The same ones coming to bash St.Lucia for every article posted.

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  9. St. Lucia us their island that's where they will be deported too. More us less Lucians back home.
    So much for un search of greener pastures. Mama.out a hand.

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  10. So keep them in their country? Nope! Send them back where they came from. The US is already dealing with too many of their own...

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  11. I hope they are not thinking of deporting these convicted criminals here. we are already trying to deal with our crime situation.. Shame on these criminals they wanted a better life out of St. Lucia they got the opportunity and now look how many have been arrested with criminal record

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