San Saba, TX asked in Immigration Law for Texas

Q: My friend got deported today due to owing tickets how long will it take for immigration to send her to mexico?

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Brian Lehman
Brian Lehman
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A: Your friend may still want to contact a lawyer as there may be defenses to raise. "The formal removal of an alien from the United States when the alien has been found removable for violating the immigration laws. Deportation is ordered by an immigration judge without any punishment being imposed or contemplated. Prior to April 1997 deportation and exclusion were separate removal procedures. The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 consolidated these procedures. After April 1, 1997, aliens in and admitted to the United States may be subject to removal based on deportability. Now called Removal, this function is managed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement."

https://www.uscis.gov/tools/glossary/deportation

What is unclear from your question is whether an immigration judge ordered the deportation. If not, I highly recommend talking with a lawyer.

Kyndra Mulder
Kyndra Mulder
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: She can agree to expedited removal and will not need to remain in custody as long. I suggest she consult with an experienced immigration attorney first to discuss any alternatives she may have.

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