The risk of deportation has never been greater for immigrants, refugees, and other newcomers living in the United States, as well as those seeking protection at our borders. In this climate, understanding the deportation process and role of legal services providers is critical. Access to attorneys and sound legal advice is essential to helping immigrants navigate the complexities of our immigration laws—and often means the difference between gaining or maintaining lawful status and permanent separation from family and community. This factsheet provides a brief overview of the deportation process and how legal services providers are striving to provide immigrants and refugees with access to affordable, qualified legal services.
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