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Can you return to the United States after being deported?

Can you return to the United States after being deported?

On Behalf of | Nov 19, 2021 | Immigration

You want to enter the United States and start a new life here. The only problem is that you were already in the U.S. before, and you got deported. Are you allowed to attempt to legally enter the country after this has happened? 

The first thing to know is that this is quite difficult to do. Experts note that there are some who can never return and have been permanently banned. Even those who have not been permanently deported may have to wait for a long time before being allowed to attempt to enter again, and even then, there is no guarantee that they will be successful. That’s the reality of the situation you face, so while it is possible, it’s important to know that this is an uphill struggle. 

How long was the ban after you were deported? 

The best thing to do is to look at your original deportation order. It should tell you how long you were banned from entry after leaving the U.S. The general rule of thumb is that most people have a 10-year ban and cannot attempt to re-enter until that expires. However, there are those that get a more lenient five-year ban and those who are banned for 20 years. Plus, as noted above, some are banned permanently. 

Once you know what your order states, you can begin to look into the legal steps you need to take to attempt re-entry. You need to know what options you have and what will be required of you this time around. Working with an experienced team can help you along the way.