Deportation Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Deportation, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Deportation?

n. The act of banishing a foreigner from a country, usually to the country of origin. This may occur because the foreigner has a criminal record, lied on his/her entry documents, is in the country illegally as deemed by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, FBI or State Department officials.