- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) - A Department of Homeland Security report says federal immigration officials could have done more to deport a Haitian national convicted of killing a Connecticut woman.

The report released Monday by the department’s inspector general details the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s unsuccessful efforts to deport 41-year-old Jean Jacques. He was sentenced to 60 years in prison for the June 2015 killing of 25-year-old Casey Chadwick.

Haitian officials wouldn’t take Jacques back after he served prison time for a 1997 attempted murder conviction.

The report says immigration officials could have prevailed upon the U.S. State Department to pressure Haiti by suspending visas for those traveling to the U.S. But the report says immigration officials believed the department would have acted only if Jacques committed acts of terror or human rights violations.

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