The Deportation Process

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If your loved one received an order of deportation, you might be wondering what comes next. The thought of having your loved one deported may be tough, but during this time it’s important to get informed and take action to prevent their deportation. The Miami deportation attorneys at (305) 858-2323 explain the deportation process. If you need assistance with your deportation case, our team is ready to help you.

What Is the Deportation Process?

Deportation is the removal of a foreign immigrant from the U.S. It’s important to understand that those who come to the U.S. without a travel visa or forged documents might be deported quickly and without an immigration hearing. This is called expedited removal, and it can prevent their return for up to five years or longer. However, there are some people who might go before a judge in a longer removal process.

Below is the typical deportation process in the United States:

1. Detained: Once your loved one is detained for deportation; they will be held in a detention center before the trail or removal. Find the ICE detention facilities here or search your loved one’s name here.

2. Hearing: Then, an immigration court of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will hear their case. It’s important to have strong legal representation during this time since this is when the judge will decide if the deportation will proceed.

3. Removal: If the judge decided that the deportation proceeds, it is likely that they will be deported by air at U.S. government expense. However, there are some cases when immigrants are deported by ground deportation.


The ICE Rapid REPEAT (Removal of Eligible Parolees Accepted for Transfer) is a program that expedites deportations for criminal immigrants. This program allows selected criminal immigrants who are incarcerated in U.S. prisons and jails to accept early release in exchange for voluntarily returning to their country of origin.

If your loved one is being deported, you need to take legal action as soon as possible. Get in touch with our Miami deportation attorneys today at (305) 858-2323! To control the spread of COVID-19, we will remain open and will offer telephonic or video consultations.

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