A series of sensitization campaigns will be hosted by the Government in vulnerable communities across the United States where large numbers of Jamaicans are, this should help them to understand and comply with the new laws.
This is being done because of the Governments mandate to help protect the rights of the Jamaican diaspora,” the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, said.
“We are seeking to reduce the high numbers of persons that are deported from the USA annually, the program has been designed with a strategic empowerment mechanism as awareness is being raised among targeted Jamaicans and migrants in the US,” she added.
The program will seek to not only provide relevant information and the right perspectives about the changing immigration environment and laws in the US, but it will also equip Jamaicans with the necessary tools they will need to encourage immigration best practices and improve their immigration status also.
This should help them to understand and comply with these laws and is being done because of the Governments mandate to help protect the rights of the Jamaican diaspora,” the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, said.
The campaign activities will be led by the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington and the Consulates General in New York and Miami, under the theme: “Immigration Empowerment: Promoting awareness and reducing vulnerabilities among migrants.”
The sensitization campaign will begin with a pre-launch and will end with activities such as focus group discussions, town hall meetings, social media campaigns radio and TV infomercials in both Jamaica and the USA.