What does deportation mean?

Definitions for deportationˌdi pɔrˈteɪ ʃən, -poʊr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word deportation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exile, deportation, expatriation, transportation(noun)

    the act of expelling a person from their native land

    "men in exile dream of hope"; "his deportation to a penal colony"; "the expatriation of wealthy farmers"; "the sentence was one of transportation for life"

  2. deportation(noun)

    the expulsion from a country of an undesirable alien

Wiktionary

  1. deportation(Noun)

    The act of deporting or exiling, or the state of being deported; banishment; transportation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deportation(noun)

    the act of deporting or exiling, or the state of being deported; banishment; transportation

  2. Origin: [L. depotatio: cf. F. dportation.]

Freebase

  1. Deportation

    Deportation is the expulsion of a person or group of people from a place or country. Today the expulsion of foreign nationals is usually called deportation, whereas the expulsion of nationals is called banishment, exile, or penal transportation. Deportation is an ancient practice: Khosrau I, Sassanid King of Persia, deported 292,000 citizens, slaves, and conquered people to the new city of Ctesiphon in 542 C.E. Britain deported religious objectors and criminals to America in large numbers before 1776, and transported them to Australia between 1788 and 1868.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deportation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deportation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Norma Martinez:

    I don't want to go on living in hiding, But what happens if they take the program away, it would mean automatic deportation.

  2. Cheryl Little:

    It's a step in the right direction, but it's going to fall far short of the mark, Deferred action is not legal status, it's simply a temporary reprieve from deportation.

  3. Arturo Rodriguez:

    We were pleased to learn from the president today that at least 250,000 farm workers (and at least 125,000 California farm workers) will be eligible for deportation relief under his executive action.

  4. Margaret Stock:

    The administration is deporting as many criminal aliens as possible for the numbers, but it does n’t take into account military service, most people also do n’t understand how complicated immigration law really is and how easy it is to run afoul of these complex laws. Making matters worse, Margaret Stock said, is that defendants in deportation cases are not automatically given attorneys and often ca n’t afford to hire their own, resulting in many being wrongfully deported. Any lawful permanent resident, veteran or not, can be deported upon conviction of a crime that falls under the extremely broad umbrella of a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude. This can be either a misdemeanor or felony, and typically includes anything from assault, fraud and perjury to robbery, theft and bribery. The rulings are often viewed by immigration lawyers as arbitrary and the immigration code now includes scores of petty offenses listed alongside the severe ones, all punishable by deportation. Still, the federal government is very deliberate in its review of cases involving veterans, insisted Gillian Christensen, spokeswoman for the U.S. immigration and Customs Enforcement( ICE).

  5. Claude Arnold:

    Defenders of sanctuary policies say they protect immigrants from deportation and reduce illegal immigrants ’ fear of cops. But critics, including Homeland Security Department officials say releasing illegal immigrant criminals inside the U.S. is dangerous. Claude Arnold, a retired U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations, said sanctuary advocates claim immigration enforcement is the exclusive responsibility of the federal government, however enacting laws like the California Trust Act, which dictates how the federal government can enforce the law, contradicts those claims and can be devastating consequences. The murder of 32-year-old Kathlene Steinle’s in June 2015 by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, is a prime example, Claude Arnold said. Steinle was shot dead while strolling on San Francisco’s Embarcadero with her father. The alleged shooter, a felon and five-time deportee, has pleaded not guilty to murder charges, claiming the shooting was an accident. Those responsible for releasing him not long before the shooting despite a federal request to detain him for deportation should also have consequences, Claude Arnold said. When sanctuary jurisdictions like San Francisco County release criminals that officials know are in the U.S. illegally, and those criminals commit heinous crimes, those responsible should be federally prosecuted.

Images & Illustrations of deportation


Translations for deportation

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for deportation »

Translation

Find a translation for the deportation definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these deportation definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"deportation." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 25 Jun 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/deportation>.

Are we missing a good definition for deportation? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for deportation:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.