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How do I handle deportation in Louisiana?

There are various reasons why someone might be slated for deportation in New Orleans. One of the most common reasons is that their visa to work, study or visit has expired and it was never renewed. If you are headed for deportation and it's the first time you are experiencing this situation, you are likely worried and scared. So, how do you handle deportation?

One of the most important things to remember when faced with possible deportation is to never lie to agents. When they begin asking you questions, you need to answer them honestly and with as much information as possible. This is important because your answers could help your situation.

If you are ever pulled out of line and sent to secondary screening, which is a nice phrase for detainment, you should be as calm as possible. Do not use your phone, don't provide sarcastic answers to questions and don't give attitude to the agents. They are simply doing their job. Most of the time, people pulled from line are cleared.

If you are going through customs at an airport and being sent to secondary screening forces you to miss your flight, it will not cost you any money. The airline will take the responsibility of making sure you reach your intended destination at no extra cost to you if you are cleared by screening.

As you can see, it's important to handle being deported as best you can. If you get upset, lie to agents or try to hide something, you are putting yourself in more trouble. To avoid deportation altogether, make sure your visa is renewed prior to its expiration.

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