de·por·tee | \ˌdē-ˌpȯr-ˈtē, di-\

Definition of deportee 

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

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émigré (also emigré), evacuee, exile, expatriate, refugee

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the deportee vowed that he would someday return to a liberated nation

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And new research from Amnesty International revealed that Sudanese deportees faced nearly identical scenarios after arriving in Uganda. Brian Goldstone, The New Republic, "Essential reporting, interpretation, and opinion on politics and culture. Don't miss our latest.," 26 June 2018 The Khmer Vulnerability Aid Organization, which receives American funding to help deportees start new lives in Cambodia, expects around 200 people to arrive this year. Hannah Beech, New York Times, "Deported, and Sticking Out: ‘This Ain’t Home. America’s My Home.’," 11 Mar. 2018 Among those initiatives is $17 million to help the Honduran government and international agencies reintegrate 150,000-250,000 deportees in the next five years. Jim Wyss, miamiherald, "U.S. immigration hard-line spurs some would-be migrants in Honduras to think twice," 8 July 2018 Under Italy’s regulations, a pair of Italian police officers must accompany each deportee on these flights. Washington Post, "Italy vows to expel far more migrants, but it won’t be easy," 22 June 2018 Lara was among the first off a bus of dozens of fresh deportees that pulled into the La Chacra repatriation center in San Salvador, located close to gang territory, one day in April. CNN, "Torn from their families in the US, Salvadoran deportees return to a gang-ravaged homeland," 7 June 2018 The government is also rolling out economic aid and development programs and setting up offices, including in Yoro, to help deportees reintegrate into society, rather than risk a return trip to the United States. Jim Wyss, miamiherald, "U.S. immigration hard-line spurs some would-be migrants in Honduras to think twice," 8 July 2018 From July 2017 to this May, PARS assisted 221 deportees, up from 144 in the previous financial year. New York Times, "Why New Zealand Is Furious About Australia’s Deportations Policy," 3 July 2018 The Trump administration is still deporting fewer noncriminal immigrants than the Obama administration did circa 2011, and the proportion of deportees who are noncriminals is usually smaller than the proportion of arrestees who are. Dara Lind, Vox, "Trump’s “animals” remark and the ensuing controversy, explained," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of deportee

1865, in the meaning defined above

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de·por·tee | \ˌdē-ˌpōr-ˈtē \

Legal Definition of deportee 

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

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