From Armed Robbery to Homicide, Aggravated Assault & Rape: 26 Liberians Deported from US
Monrovia – The United States government on Wednesday deported over 26 Liberians after they completed their respective sentences for various crimes committed in the States.
The deported Liberians are charged with armed robbery, homicide, aggravated assault, drug abuse, raped and burglary, etc.
They were transported from the Roberts International Airport in Margibi County in a Police bus to the headquarters of the Liberia Immigration services in Monrovia.
Sources at the LIS said, the deportees will not sleep in the building because there is no cell or residential place to keep them.
Some families were told to stay around the LIS headquarters to receive their relatives.
Our source said those charged with heinous crimes will be turned over to the Liberia National Police for records.
Nancy Toe, a relative of one of the deportees, said her brother was charged with domestic violence.
“He told us and what else can we do, nothing but to accept him, sometimes people make mistake and we have to accept them because he is our family,” she said.
Chris Taylor is a cousin of one of the deportees. Taylor told FrontPage Africa, “My first cousin is among them. I am not happy at all.”
“My first cousin is among them; I am not happy at all because he went there when he was a very small child; if a child is coming from the United States good it makes you proud but to tell you how I feel now it wouldn’t help,” he said.
Another person, who asked not to be named, said he was asked by his aunt to received his cousin.
“He’s the only son of my aunt and he went to the US at an early age, it is just bad that he is returning this way, it hurts anyone,” he explained.
In July of this year, President Donald Trump administration announced that it would expand a fast-track deportation procedure in place.
Through this watered-down legal process, officially called expedited removal, migrants are funneled through the immigration system without ever stepping foot inside a courtroom.