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What should I know about being deported?

Deportation is a huge fear of some people who are in the United States. It is difficult to think about because this possibility can take people away from their loved ones, their friends and the homes they have known and loved.

There are a plethora of reasons why a person might be deported. Being in the country illegally, trying to help others get into the country and being convicted of certain crimes are all some of the things that can lead to deportation.

Is there a process for being deported?

A person who is facing deportation will have to go through a series of hearings. What these individuals might not realize is that they can have legal representation with them. Because these hearings might occur quickly, this is something that they need to plan for as soon as they realize what is going on.

Is an order for deportation final?

It is possible to appeal a deportation order, but you must act quickly to do this. In fact, you only have 30 days to file the appeal from the date that the order is entered. An initial appeal that isn't successful could lead to other appeals, including one to the United States Supreme Court as a final attempt to remain in the country.

One thing that people facing deportation might have to deal with is the language barrier. You need to understand what is going on and this is difficult when you don't know what is being said. Make sure that you know what options you have and what the results of different options might be.

Source: FindLaw, "Deportation," accessed Sep. 14, 2017

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