Deportation is the process led by the United States federal government to forcibly remove an illegal alien from the country.
Typically, the alien has violated United States laws and is being returned to their country.
Deportation is also commonly referred to as “removal”, which means more than the physical presence is removed from the U.S.
When someone is deported their right to come to the United States is also removed, and this may also remove any work they’ve made towards becoming a United States citizen.
Often, deportation occurs due to violation of United States criminal laws or immigration laws.
When a foreigner comes to the United States and seeks to become a resident, there are a number of different prerequisites that must be met.
The process of becoming a legal citizen is time consuming as well as detailed. When an alien violates any of those terms or prerequisites, they face deportation.
Any alien who breaks the laws of the United States of America may face deportation and a permanent bar from entering the United States again. falsifying records to enter the country such as birth certificates, social security cards or drivers licenses.
Other issues that may cause someone to be deported include voting without right, being found guilty of a fraudulent marriage to gain entrance into the United States, and participating in any behaviors or actions that compromise the security of the country.
When someone is deported they will receive a Notice to Appear in court from the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
It is in the Notice to Appear that the individual will learn the reasons for deportation and must appear in court represented by an experienced immigration attorney.