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Understand the deportation process

Learn how the deportation process works and how to get help if you are facing deportation.

Deportation is the process of removing a noncitizen from the U.S. for violating immigration law.

The U.S. may detain and deport noncitizens who:

  • Participate in criminal acts
  • Are a threat to public safety
  • Violate their visa

LAST UPDATED: December 8, 2023


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