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What Is Self Deportation?

Haroen Calehr Sept. 19, 2016

By and large, self-deportation is any form of departure from the United States that is not sanctioned by the state or by the court. Deportation proceedings are initiated by the government. They are essentially trying to remove an individual from the United States, either because they have no legal status whatsoever or because they are permanent residents, they have a green card, but they violated their status in such a way that triggers an ability to remove this person from the United States.

Then, the steps are taken by filing this document with the court and essentially this gets the ball rolling on deporting someone or placing them in proceedings. It’s almost like getting a traffic ticket and then being placed in front of a judge and a prosecutor, having to defend yourself.