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Humane removal for someone who can't pay?

Bozeman, MT |

Hello I was wondering if there is a way for someone with a final order of removal, who cannot afford a plane ticket, to arrange a return home without facing detention? Is there anything like voluntary departure for someone who cannot pay for his return, or even a way to avoid inhumane treatment during removal?

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Unfortunately not very likely.

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If inhumane means being detained in ICE detention, yes. You may work it out of ICE if your deportation officer will be open to such a deal. Usually when you are not detained, you are expected to buy your own ticket. That however is not made in stone.

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Best to discuss in detail with an immigration lawyer

John Lassen 1-877-252-4630