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When are you being deported?


You have likely been placed in removal proceedings—commonly known as deportation proceedings—if you:

  • Are stopped or held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or some other federal law enforcement agency, and
  • Will be sent before an immigration judge to determine:
    • Whether you can stay in the United States, or
    • If you must return to your native country.

Many people call this process “deportation.” It can take weeks, months, or even years. While you fight your case, ICE may detain you.

This article gives insight on steps to take for detained immmigrants.