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  4.  » Detainment to deportation: how long it takes

Residents of Illinois may be interested in how long it takes for a detained person to undergo deportation. You may have a friend or family member in this situation and would like to know more.

The time will vary

The length of time this process takes will depend on the country that the person is from as well as if the necessary legal documents have been presented to ICE. Some immigrants, such as those from Mexico, are deported quickly after the final removal order.

Speeding up a deportation

If the immigrant wants to hurry the process along, they should bring to ICE the following:

• Birth certificate
• Copy of their passport
• Identification by their home country
• Alien Registration Number, or A-Number

When a deportation does not happen

There are some countries that refuse to accept back deported persons coming from the United States. Additionally, ICE may not be able to get the necessary paperwork.

If the person is not deported within 90 days of their final order, there will be consideration for a supervised release, and they will get a post-order custody review, or POCR. If the immigrant is not released through the POCR process, the Supreme Court has ruled that ICE must release them.

You have a course of action

Deportation may involve the help of a law firm, especially when a “habeas corpus petition” is being filed to see if the person is being held lawfully. If you know someone in detainment awaiting deportation, it might be wise to consult an attorney for assistance. Immigration laws are often complex, and an experienced law firm versed in immigration law may be your ally.