de·​port·​able | \ di-ˈpȯr-tə-bəl How to pronounce deportable (audio) , dē-\

Definition of deportable

1 : punishable by deportation deportable offenses
2 : subject to deportation deportable aliens

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His removal illustrates the increasingly hard line the Trump administration is taking with legal immigrants that are deportable because of criminal records. Peter Prengaman, Fox News, "'I'm an American': Deported adoptee struggles in Brazil," 5 June 2019 Congress expanded the number of deportable offenses, incentivized the incarceration of immigrants and increased coordination between federal law enforcement and immigration forces. Jazmine Ulloa,, "Painful scenes of child separations force a rare retreat from the White House," 20 June 2018 There's a ton of different crimes that can make somebody deportable., "Her Father Is A Legal Permanent Resident. Why Was He Detained By ICE?," 25 June 2018 Unlike most criminal justice policy, though, immigration policy is set by the federal government; the only choices local officials can make are how easy to make the jobs of ICE agents in identifying and apprehending deportable immigrants. Dara Lind, Vox, "County sheriff races in 2018 might be the key to resisting Trump’s immigration plans," 10 May 2018 Republican senators introduced legislation to narrow the scope of this ruling in 2014, complaining that the Barack Obama administration was relying on it as a basis for releasing deportable immigrants. Salvador Rizzo, Washington Post, "President Trump’s claim that Democrats created ‘catch and release’ policies," 4 Apr. 2018 The government’s near complete reliance on data to find deportable immigrants began in 2007 with a project called IDENT, which aimed to match jail booking records against the FBI’s fingerprint database in near real time. Joel Rubin,, "ICE held an American man in custody for 1,273 days. He’s not the only one who had to prove his citizenship," 27 Apr. 2018 Certain kinds of assault convictions have led to removals, and new immigration policies under President Donald Trump have expanded the scope of deportable crimes. Michael Mccann,, "Conor McGregor Faces 12 Criminal Charges Following UFC 223 Media Day Altercation," 6 Apr. 2018 When deportable immigrants are arrested, some go into mandatory detention but some must be released. Tal Kopan, CNN, "Trump presses for options to end 'catch and release' in immigration policy," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of deportable

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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