How long are people kept in detention for deportation?

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

Monroe, WA -

Attorney Answers (3)

Robert West

Robert West

Immigration Attorney - Las Vegas, NV

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

Wolf W Kaufmann

Wolf W Kaufmann

Immigration Attorney - Anaheim, CA

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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Neil Ian Fleischer

Neil Ian Fleischer

Immigration Attorney - Cincinnati, OH

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

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