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Blumenthal, Murphy, Courtney Announce Inspector General Inquiry into ICE Failure to Deport Jean Jacques

(Hartford, CT) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Congressman Joe Courtney (D-2) announced today that the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security has opened an inquiry into Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s failure to deport Jean Jacques, a Haitian national currently in prison for the alleged murder of 25-year-old Norwich woman Casey Chadwick. The inquiry was launched following a request by Blumenthal, Murphy and Courtney.

We are pleased that the Office of the Inspector General has heeded our call and will now conduct a thorough, independent inquiry of this deeply troubling case. It is unacceptable that ICE failed to remove a convicted attempted murderer subject to a final deportation order— a measure that would have saved the life of Casey Chadwick. ICE’s responses thus far to our repeated inquiries into this case have been incomplete and unsatisfactory, and we hope that this independent inquiry will finally uncover the facts surrounding this tragedy, enabling reforms necessary to ensure that this never happens again,” said Blumenthal, Murphy and Courtney.