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Can you be deported immediately?

On Behalf of | Jul 11, 2022 | Immigration

Deportation is the formal removal of a foreign national from the country after violating any laws. The U.S. may deport foreign nationals who violate their visa, participate in criminal acts or are a threat to public safety. People in Mississippi who are targeted will usually get an immigration court hearing. There are always exceptions to the procedures on a case-by-case basis.

How does the deportation process work?

The government may quickly deport immigrants without travel documents or with forged documents. During quick deportations, there won’t be an immigration court hearing. A foreign national may go to a detention center before their trial or deportation. Going before a judge for an immigration court hearing is a much longer process. The DOJ hears cases in immigration court. The judge decides whether deport the foreign national. The receiving country must agree and issue travel documents. The U.S. government pays for travel expenses.

What to do if you’re facing deportation?

A foreign national can voluntarily depart the country before the deportation process is complete. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office can answer any questions a person may have. A person can file a complaint with Homeland Security after civil rights violations during the process. An undocumented immigrant can go through the adjustment of status process to get a green card. A petition by a family member or the asylum process helps a person gain a green card.

Can you appeal a deportation order?

A foreign national may appeal deportation rulings depending on their circumstances. Legal advice may help when appealing, and nonprofit organizations can also help. The USCIS can answer any questions about filing an appeal. After deportation, the person can apply for readmission to the U.S. through the USCIS.

People can locate a person held on an immigration violation through two different methods. A person detained or released after an immigration violation stays in the system for 60 days. The online detainee locator system can track people 18 or older, and immigration field offices can help locate detainees.

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