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Updated on June 5, 2020 8:29 pm
Updated on June 5, 2020 8:29 pm
Updated on June 5, 2020 8:29 pm

Relief For Some Caribbean Nationals Facing Deportation From US?


CMC News:- The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office has announced a major initiative that could lead to the reduction or removal of criminal convictions for Caribbean and other immigrants who entered into plea agreements and have convictions for non-violent offences that subject them to deportation, according to the Brooklyn-based Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID).

CGID’s Guyanese-born president Rickford Burke, an international law consultant, told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) on Monday that the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office made the announcement over the weekend at CGID’s ‘Immigration, the Law and You’ town hall forum at the New Life Seven Day Adventist (SDA) Church in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn.

“This is a major development that begins immediate relief to thousands of Caribbean and other immigrants, who are either green card holders, undocumented or out of status, who entered plea deals, which have a deleterious impact on their immigration status,” Burke said.

“Thousands of immigrants, who have been convinced of nonviolent offences for which they rightly suffered serious, court-imposed penalties and paid their debt to society, also face deportation,” he added. “However, the law and society never intended to inflict the double jeopardy of deportation as a second punishment for the same crime.”

Burke said the District Attorney’s initiative is, therefore, of “monumental importance”.

“It forebears the double jeopardy of deportation as a consequence of the original conviction in specific circumstances and helps keep families together,” he said.

Burke said individuals with convictions for non-violent offences that are categorised by the federal government as crimes of “moral turpitude”, who believe they are eligible for consideration under the initiative, should, through their attorneys, immediately apply to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office for relief.


  1. You go there to better your life and you even have family with you,and you do stupid things and brake the law and get caught.
    You really dum.

    • You should be careful because many people were not even aware that they had broken laws. Any and everybody in the US at some point have an issue with law enforcement as the US is one of the countries most policed and has the most laws in the world. Example anyone is subject to a parking violation, threatening someone etc. but would that warrant deportation or even saying that the person has committed a crime. Just remember all do fall short and not because you haven’t been caught that you haven’t committed an offense.

  2. So u expect me to applaud this? you go into a country to make a better life and is pure criminality u doing? they should deport all these criminals. some do endless things in all countries they go. not only the US. I dont feel sorry for them. I know things can be hard when u outside your country and at times you have nothing. but if things not really working out. its best you come back at your home. so what will people say? some of you are concerned about that i know. But my thinking is this, when people talk, tell them to go face these big countries themselves and see how it is. some get a break if they work towards it and get lucky and some don’t. thats just life. and as much as people may talk if you return home, trust me by next week, your news no longer important , they move on to another topic of conversation.

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