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Jamaican American congresswoman ups pressure for US to suspend deportations

NEW YORK, Dec 28, CMC – With Latin America and the Caribbean registering the most deportees from the United States in 2013, Jamaican American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has reiterated her call for President Barack Obama to suspend the deportations programme.

“I have asked President Obama to suspend deportations of non-violent persons until we enact comprehensive immigration reform that permits these families to resolve their legal status in the United States,” said Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, who represents the 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn, New York.

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