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 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 Cases among deportees have also been reported in Mexico and Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas. Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, "ICE declines to release asylum-seekers as coronavirus spreads through jails," 22 Apr. 2020 And others have hopped on aircraft sent by the State Department as well as an Immigration and Customs Enforcement plane that happened to be dropping off deportees. Kevin Krause, Dallas News, "This North Texas mom is still stranded in Honduras and trying to get home," 25 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of deportee

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Deportee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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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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