What is deportation?

  • (noun): The expulsion from a country of an undesirable alien.
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Deportation is the expulsion of a person or group of people from a place or country. Today the expulsion of foreign nationals is usually called deportation, whereas the expulsion of nationals is called banishment, exile, or penal transportation. Deportation is an ancient practice: Khosrau I, Sassanid King of Persia, deported 292,000 citizens, slaves, and conquered people to the new city of Ctesiphon in 542 C.E. Britain deported religious objectors and criminals to America in large numbers before 1776, and transported them to Australia between 1788 and 1868.

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Removal Proceedings - History
... Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 ("IIRIRA"), deportation proceedings were used to determine whether a person could be deported from the United States ... When IIRIRA took effect in 1997, deportation proceedings were replaced by removal proceedings, though any cases begun before IIRIRA's effective date continue to be processed as deportation proceedings ...
List Of Landmark Court Decisions In The United States - Criminal Law - Other Rights Regarding Counsel
482 (2010) Criminal defense attorneys are duty-bound to inform clients of the risk of deportation under three circumstances ... attorneys must advise their criminal clients that deportation "will" result from a conviction ... consequences of a conviction are unclear or uncertain, attorneys must advise that deportation "may" result ...
Sami Omar Al-Hussayen - Deportation
... A few weeks later, he agreed not to appeal his deportation order if the prosecution agreed not to retry him for the remaining immigration charges ... His wife and three sons returned there voluntarily to meet him, rather than await deportation orders ...
Moritz Rabinowitz - Capture, Deportation, and Death
... Møllergata on 25 April, where has kept until his deportation on the MS Monte Rosa 22 May 1941 ...
Deportation - 2010-ongoing French Romani 'repatriation'
... In 2010 the French government commenced the programme of Roma deportation ... Deportations have been heavily criticised by many bodies ...

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