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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Examples of deportee in a Sentence

the deportee vowed that he would someday return to a liberated nation
Recent Examples on the Web Eddy, a deportee who preferred not to give his surname, described his deportation to CNN earlier this week after trekking across 11 countries to reach the US from Chile. Caitlin Hu, CNN, 23 Sep. 2021 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, 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, 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, 27 May 2020 Guatemala has confirmed 119 deportees arrived with COVID-19 from the United States., 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, 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, 14 Apr. 2020 The flight with the infected deportees arrived in Guatemala’s capital Monday from Brownsville, Texas, carrying 76 Guatemalans., 16 Apr. 2020 See More

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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 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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