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Good Question: You've Been Deported. Now What?

Monday, March 05, 2018

Good Question: You've Been Deported. Now What?

"A viewer asked Pat Taney how an illegal immigrant is removed from the U.S. and how much it costs for this week's Good Question report.

News 10NBC has done a lot of recent stories on immigration. But what happens to a person once they're told to leave the country?

First, every illegal immigrant gets a chance in court to fight to stay here. If they are denied, they can still appeal so the process can take several months to years.

When all options are exhausted and they don't leave on their own, here's what will happen.

"There are a number of ways to get removed from the U.S." Said Tom Feeley, field office director for ICE and Removal Operations.

Once an order of removal is issued, Feeley's staff will work with the person who will be removed to get the proper paperwork..."

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