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Two Jamaicans deported from US as children return as citizens

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2015 | 9:08 AM

Two Jamaicans, Devon Cameron and his sister, Donna Cameron, who were deported as children from the United States 25 years ago on drug-related offences, have returned to the US as citizens.

They returned yesterday.

They were assisted by two Jamaican immigration attorneys, Joan Pinnock and Wayne Golding, who are also members of the Diaspora board in the US.

The assistance falls under the Immigration Assistance, a pro-bona project that emerged out of the first Diaspora Conference to assist Jamaican deportees.

Pinnock says Devon and Donna received their US passports from the United States Consulate in Montego Bay and he accompanied them on their trip back to the US.

Meanwhile, Pinnock says he and his colleague attorneys, met with an additional 40 deportees in Kingston last Tuesday and determined that another four were eligible to return to the US as citizens.

The lawyers say they are committed to working with the new candidates.