de·​por·​tee | \ ˌdē-ˌpȯr-ˈtē How to pronounce deportee (audio) , di- \

Definition of deportee

: one who has been deported or is under sentence of deportation

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the deportee vowed that he would someday return to a liberated nation
Recent Examples on the Web The results of medical screening results are noted on each deportee's medical transfer form and all deportees are given masks to wear before and during deportation flights, ICE officials said. Daniel Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, "'They were sending the virus': Guatemala reels after U.S. deports hundreds of deportees with COVID-19," 28 Oct. 2020 If one deportee tests positive for COVID-19, all deportees arriving on that flight are supposed to be tested. Daniel Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, "'They were sending the virus': Guatemala reels after U.S. deports hundreds of deportees with COVID-19," 28 Oct. 2020 In Reynosa, Mexico, the largest city in the state, at least 16 deportees have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Mayor Maki Ortiz. Kevin Sieff, Washington Post, "Coronavirus on the border," 27 May 2020 Guatemala has confirmed 119 deportees arrived with COVID-19 from the United States., "Locusts, COVID-19, flooding pose ‘triple threat’ in Africa," 22 May 2020 As of Monday, 117 deportees on four flights from the U.S. had tested positive for the virus, according to the Guatemalan Foreign Ministry. Los Angeles Times, "U.S. deportation flights to Guatemala resume with assurances of coronavirus testing," 4 May 2020 Health Minister Hugo Monroy’s comments were dramatically out of line with what the government had previously said about infected deportees. Time, "Guatemala Says U.S. Deportations Are Driving a Spike in Coronavirus Cases," 14 Apr. 2020 The flight with the infected deportees arrived in Guatemala’s capital Monday from Brownsville, Texas, carrying 76 Guatemalans., "UK government extends virus lockdown by at least 3 weeks," 16 Apr. 2020 The young deportee is a household name in the small community in El Salvador where he and his brother were born. Kervy Robles And Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, "From deportee to rising soccer star: Salvadoran immigrant deported by U.S. triumphs away from home," 10 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of deportee

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of deportee was in 1865

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“Deportee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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de·​por·​tee | \ ˌdē-ˌpōr-ˈtē How to pronounce deportee (audio) \

Legal Definition of deportee

: a person who has been deported or is under an order of deportation

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