An experienced immigration lawyer should review his situation as soon as possible. A prior deportation order can be reinstated and a previously deported noncitizen may be deported without being given a new hearing. But there are cases in which this does not happen. Whether your friend has any relief available from deportation at this time will depend on a variety of factors, so have the family consult with a good immigration lawyer.
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Well, unfortunately they will not provide him a lawyer for immigration. You might want to hire one familiar with deportation and criminal issues asap.
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The government does not provide legal counsel for people in removal proceedings. He does have the opportunity to hire counsel. This would be an especially prudent move if he's been previously deported.
Many times ICE will attempt to "reinstate" the prior order of removal. This means no immigration court and summary removal. ICE won't take too long, usually a week or two, to get this process complete.