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                              THE WHITE HOUSE

 

                       Office of the Press Secretary
                            (Lisbon, Portugal)
___________________________________________________________________________
  For Immediate Release                                     May 30, 2000
                                Fact Sheet
 

                      U.S.-Portugal Bilateral Issues
 

U.S.-Portugal Agreement on Deportations
The United States and Portugal have agreed to a protocol to smooth removal
 procedures for deportees from both countries.  Since the implementation of 
the United States' 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility 
Act, the Portuguese government had raised concerns about the arrival and resettlement
 of increasing numbers of deportees of Portuguese citizens who had committed crimes
 in the United States.  Many of the deportees were born in the Azores and after being
 deported from the United States chose to return to the Azores rather than to "mainland" 
Portugal. The transfer of several hundred deportees from the United States over the last
 few years to the small, isolated islands, where violent crime is almost non-existent, 
has met with some objections from Azores' residents. The protocol agreed to today includes
 more timely notification by U.S. authorities on the deportation of Portuguese citizens who
 have committed crimes in the United States.
                                 

 


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