Twenty nine Jamaicans were deported from the United Kingdom today (February 6).
The group was taken to Harman Barracks after their flight arrived sometime after midday where they are being processed.
A number of agencies that provide support services are also involved .
President of the National Organisation of Deported Migrants Oswald Dawkins says his organisation provides support to the newly returned Jamaicans and also communicates with relatives.
Meanwhile, a UK based immigration attorney is calling for the necessary assistance to be given to persons who have been deported to Jamaica.
The plea from Rachel Okello follows today’s deportation of some 29 Jamaicans from Britain. She says many of them have lived in the UK for decades.
While lamenting the unfair treatment meted out to many of those deported by the British government, Ms. Okello urged Jamaicans not to shun their fellow countrymen once they arrive in the country.
The attorney says her law firm was able to halt the deportation of two individuals who were set to be deported on today’s flight.
One of her clients is Twain Morgan, the army veteran who served in the British army, including two tours in Afghanistan, before being discharged with post traumatic stress disorder in 2007.
He was later convicted for assault in 2011 and served three years in prison.
An online petition backing Mr. Morgan’s campaign to avoid deportation, gained more than 91 thousand signatures.