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Immigration Law

This guide provides information on Texas and federal immigration laws.

 Detention & Deportation

About Detention & Deportation

Deportation is the formal removal of a foreign national from the U.S. for violating an immigration law. An immigrant can be at risk of detention and deportation to their country of origin in several different scenarios. This page provides information on laws that cover the detention and removal of immigrants. 

Federal Law

Understanding the Law

These resources provide information about different aspects of detention and removal of immigrants in the United States. 



Know Your Rights

These resources explain the rights of immigrants when dealing with law enforcement, including police and immigration agents. 

E-Books from the Texas State Law Library

Many of the e-books available through the State Law Library contain forms or drafting guides.These e-books can be viewed by those who have signed up for a free library account with the State Law Library. Only Texas residents can register for a library account online. Signing up is free.