US Immigration is in constant flux and so are the related terms. The term “deportation” is synonymous with a foreign national in immigration proceedings. Deportation is an old term that has been replaced with the term “Removal.” We discuss the difference between “deportation” and “removal” for immigration purposes here.
What is “deportation”?
“Deportation” is the old term used in immigration proceedings for the removal of a person from the United States for immigration violations. Also referred to as expulsion or currently, removal.
What is “removal”?
The term “removal” is synonymous with “deportation.” Removal has replaced deportation when referring to foreign nationals who find themselves in front of an immigration judge in an immigration court and face the possibility that they will be ordered deported, or “removed,” from the United States.
Additional Outside Resources
- Immigration Benefits in EOIR Removal Proceedings
- 8 USC 1229a: Removal proceedings – U.S. Code
- The Removal System of the United States: An Overview
We Can Help!
If you or a loved one are in removal or deportation proceedings in immigration court, it is best to work with an experienced immigration attorney. Self-representation is most often unsuccessful leading to the removal or deportation from the United States. The best advice we can give is to not proceed alone. Contact us today so that we can assist you with your removal or deportation defense case.