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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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.
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.