Bridgeport family fights to keep loved one from being deported back to Jamaica

A Bridgeport family says they're fighting to keep their loved one from deported back to Jamaica even though he's spent most of his life in the U.S.

News 12 Staff

Oct 11, 2020, 10:18 PM

Updated 1,352 days ago

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A Bridgeport family says they're fighting to keep their loved one from deported back to Jamaica even though he's spent most of his life in the U.S.
Rupert Dunn, 45, was born in Jamaica but came to the U.S. as a child. A routine traffic stop on Father's Day in Florida brought his undocumented immigration status to the attention of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Dunn has been in a Miami detention facility ever since.
Relatives say he's a hard worker devoted to his two young sons who has never before been arrested.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal is appealing to the U.S. State Department on Dunn's behalf to avoid deportation in less than two weeks. Sen. Dennis Bradley is also fighting to keep Dunn in the U.S.
Dunn's family says they're concerned about his health and the possibility of contracting COVID-19 while in lockup.
Blumenthal says he's trying to get the deportation delayed long enough for his office to investigate the case.


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