Definition - What does Deportation mean?

Deportation is when an immigrant is removed from a nation by the authorities. Deportation is considered a lawful act. It usually occurs as the result of an immigrant committing a crime, or participating in some other type of unlawful activity. Immigration judges are the people who make the decisions about deporting immigrants.

Justipedia explains Deportation

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also known as ICE, is the federal agency that handles deportation. Deportation is also known as removal. There are many different crimes that can cause an immigrant to be deported. Among these crimes are drug crimes, possession of illegal firearms, aggravated assault, rape, helping illegal immigrants gain access into the country, etc. Committing fraud on official immigration paperwork can also result in deportation.

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