You need to consult an experienced immigration attorney ASAP. Your questions are too generic and more information is needed about each specific case in order to answer.
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It is impossible to answer such a complicated question on a forum such as this. Hire an immigration attorney or in the least speak directly with one.
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If someone has an outstanding deportation order, which means they were ordered deported but never actually left, they may be deported without a hearing if they are detained by ICE. It is possible this is what happened to the person who was deported very quickly, but there are many facts missing from your description and there's no way I can tell exactly what happened and why.
Like my colleagues have said, you need to consult an experienced immigration attorney to find out what, if anything, can be done. Immigration law is very fact-specific and the next steps will depend on a variety of factors that an immigration attorney can explain to you.
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I agree with my colleagues, fact specific information is needed on issues surrounding your father's removal.
However, you must be 21 to petition for your parent. Do consult an experienced immigration attorney for assistance.
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A citizen must be 21 to petition for their parent.
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There probably was a prior deportation order. That or he agreed to not fight his case and return to Mexico while he was in ICE custody.
Your second question: Children must be 21 to petition for their alien parents.
Look for a local immigration attorney. This is a complicated situation that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
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