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

Examples of deportable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Federal law deems any crime involving a firearm a deportable offense. Taylor Kate Brown, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Aug. 2021 Yost says that the new policy will stop ICE from transferring most deportable migrants from local prisons to its custody when they are set to be released from jail, even though federal law requires it. Sabrina Eaton, cleveland, 18 Nov. 2021 Immigration detainers are lodged by ICE with law enforcement on individuals arrested on criminal charges who ICE has probable cause to believe are deportable non-citizens. Adam Shaw, Fox News, 4 Nov. 2021 California has enacted various laws since 2013 that have chipped away at the power of the federal government to mandate local cooperation in handing over those whom ICE deems deportable. Dustin Gardiner, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Aug. 2021 He was sentenced to 127 months behind bars on federal charges and was rendered automatically deportable under immigration law because of his crimes. Lauren Lantry, ABC News, 6 Apr. 2021 At least 33% of people identified as deportable had minor children who were U.S. citizens. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, 2 Apr. 2021 The system seems to be tailored more on deciding whether an asylum seeker is deportable from the US or not. Amindeh Blaise Atabong, Quartz Africa, 11 Nov. 2020 These requests are not signed by judges, but by ICE officials who identify non-citizens in local custody who the agency suspects are deportable. Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, 5 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of deportable

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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