While you hope everything goes well with your immigration, you may worry about the status of your case. For instance, what circumstances could see you deported?
There could come a time where you violate immigration law. By understanding how deportation works, you put yourself in a better position to handle unfortunate events that may jeopardize your case.
Because deportation deals with immigration law, expect Illinois law enforcement to arrest you. After that, an officer could send you to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody.
Traditional immigration deportation process
Once in ICE custody, those arrested receive a Notice to Appear either through the mail or from an immigration officer. The notice lists the government’s reasoning for the individual’s removal from the U.S. Those apprehended have at least 10 days before their court date.
Those arrested may face expedited removal, which you cannot appeal to a judge. That said, you have the option of requesting the government review and dismiss the orders because they were wrongly issued. The only way for expedited removal to take place is if the person stays in the U.S. for two weeks or fewer, or if officers arrest the person within 100 miles of the U.S. border.
A person arrested for violating immigration law could have the option to depart the U.S. voluntarily. One benefit of this option is that the person may have the opportunity to later return to the U.S. with a valid legal reason. It is good to request voluntary departure early after an arrest.
Hopefully, you never have to worry about deportation. Should it ever happen, you now know what likely lies on the road ahead.