How long are people kept in detention for deportation?

Asked about 2 years ago - Monroe, WA

We have a cousin who is in the process of being deported, and are wondering how long the detention period usually is.

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  1. Robert West

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . As long as it takes, could be 30 days could be 2 years. It all depends on several factors.

  2. Wolf W Kaufmann


    Contributor Level 15


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    Answered . Until the case is done. It can be from a few days to years. It depends on what is happening in the case, for example if he is fighting deportation or not, on where he is from, and on what he is charged with (decision if bond is possible or not).

    Wolf W. Kaufmann
    Southern California Immigration Attorney

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  3. Neil Ian Fleischer

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . IF he/she has a passport, it is usually pretty quick . It also depends on the country he is from

    Neil I Fleischer (513) 977-4209 Note: Neil Fleischer is an attorney licensed in the State... more

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