Jamaica :Government says that 13 deportees flown to the island from the UK today

Jamaica Government states that no Windrush victims or persons suitable for compensation under the Windrush Scheme did include among the 13 deportees flown to the island of the United Kingdom (UK) .

Kingston,Jamaica: Jamaica Government states that no Windrush victims or persons suitable for compensation under the Windrush Scheme did include among the 13 deportees flown to the island of the United Kingdom (UK) .

In a collective statement from the Minister of National Security and
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade about the UK charter flight, the ministers, stated that factors so as the right to family life and issues about trafficking in persons, which this Government of Jamaica takes seriously, were taken into the record.

They told the 13 Jamaicans who arrived were removed under having met the criteria for removal set out in the UK Borders ACT of 2007.

“The return… is a routine process that is guided by agreements between Jamaica and our bilateral partner countries.

The Government is mindful of the heightened sensitivities in respect of [deportees] from the UK in particular. For this reason, diplomatic engagements between the Jamaican and UK governments have always sought to ensure that the process is one that takes into account these sensitivities and in particular any remaining legal strategies that could provide for exemptions for any of those persons.”

The statement said the information available to the Government is that the returnees were allowed to exhaust all legal remedies and recourse available to them prior to their departure.

“From a humanitarian perspective, an agreement was also reached with the UK government that no one who arrived in the UK ere the age of 12 years would be among the persons removed on this flight.

“The Government of Jamaica continues to encourage Jamaicans overseas to abide by the laws of their country of residence and to have their immigration status regularised if they wish to remain permanently in those countries.

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