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 law bore the name of its principal author, Representative Albert Johnson, one of the men who, along with Hoover, had seen off the Buford and its cargo of deportees from New York Harbor. Adam Hochschild, The New Yorker, "When America Tried to Deport Its Radicals," 4 Nov. 2019 In 2002, the two countries struck an agreement in which Cambodia consented to taking in a limited number of deportees. NBC News, "Former Vietnam War refugee faces deportation to country he's never visited," 29 Oct. 2019 Mexico and Central American nations already receive large numbers of deportees returned on an almost daily basis via the U.S.-Mexico border or flown to Guatemala, El Salvador and other nations., "Threatened ICE raids create more political noise than police action," 15 July 2019 One by one the deportees marched, flanked on each side by the uniformed men, curses and threats accompanying the thud of their feet on the frozen ground. Adam Hochschild, The New Yorker, "When America Tried to Deport Its Radicals," 4 Nov. 2019 By contrast, deportees to Mexico and Central American countries typically get a warm welcome home. Adriana Gomez Licon And Gisela Salomon,, "Trump administration ramps up deportations to Cuba," 11 Oct. 2019 But some Chaldeans like Jabiro, who are from more affluent families and did not personally know any deportees, nonetheless interpreted the arrests as an attack on the entire community. Liz Goodwin,, "They helped Trump win Michigan, then his immigration crackdown split their community," 13 Oct. 2019 Under binational agreements, Reyes said, deportees from Mexico and Canada can be removed as quickly as the same day of their arrest. Rafael Carranza, azcentral, "5 things to know about the upcoming immigration raids in major U.S. cities," 12 July 2019 For these deportees, home is a neighborhood ruled by murderous gangs who extort money and demand that young men join their ranks — killing those who refuse to obey. Fox News, "No going home for many Hondurans deported back to brutality," 30 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of deportee

1865, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jan 2020

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“Deportee.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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

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

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