Need some clarification on some immigration definitions.

Asked over 1 year ago - Austin, TX

What is the difference between deportation and Exclusion/Deportation?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Deportation/removal is for persons already in the U.S. Exclusion is for persons not yet admitted to the U.S. (e.g., apprehended at the airport or at a border post)

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  2. Ingrid Arnalda Morfa

    Contributor Level 16


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    Answered . I agree with my colleague. Removal or deportation means that you are in the United States. Exclusion means that you are being kept from entering the United States.

  3. Francisco Javier Alvillar


    Contributor Level 11


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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues, although I will say that they law now makes no distinction between "deportation" and "exclusion", both are now referred to as "removal" if they occurred after 1997.

  4. Simone Rosemarie Coley

    Contributor Level 11


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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues.

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