You didn't say anything about your status.
This could be a big problem ... talk to an attorney.
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Unfortunately, yes, it is possible that your child may have been ordered deported in absentia if she also was placed in immigration court proceedings. Usually, children who are caught together with their parents also are issued notices to appear for court together with the parent(s).
I agree with the advice of my colleague that this is a matter needing legal attention. There are several good immigration attorneys in the Atlanta area, as well as some non-profit organizations with attorneys on staff. For assistance locating them, you can look here on Avvo, at www.aila.org, or www.immigrationlawhelp.org.
Ms. Doerrie's answer to your question is general in nature, as not all facts and circumstances relating to the specific person(s) and situations involved are known to her. Ms. Doerrie recommends consulting with an immigration attorney regarding your specific facts and circumstances prior to making any legal decision or submitting any form or application. This response does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney/client relationship.
You should contact an immigration attorney right away to discuss the matter.
Depending on how long ago the order of deportation was entered, there may be limited options available to reopen the case, but depending on your status there may be things that can be done. It is possible that there would be more options for your child than for your wife. Speak with an immigration attorney right away. They can review all of the details of your case and advise you how to proceed.
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The answer really depends on when and why your wife failed to appear in Immigration Court. It's tough to make a recommendaton on that issue without knowing more facts. If your son was not named in the removal proceedings, he was not ordered removed. You don't mention your status. Are you a U.S. citizen? If so, your child may have U.S. citizenship. An immigration attorney whould be able to asssist you in regard to the above issues.