Can a state in the USA legally expel people?
Either citizens or non-citizens? Is this possible at all?
A random example to clarify: Maryland wanted to expel someone to Delaware?
So what if every Sheriff told everyone who the state wanted to expel to get out?
- SlickterpLv 72 months ago
Non citizens can be deported, but that is at the federal not state level. No, they can't kick you out of a state.
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 72 months ago
No. A local sheriff or chief of police can tell you to get out of town or he'll arrest you. A judge can make a deal whereby you leave a town or state in return for a suspended or reduced sentence Homeless people can be evicted from the sidewalk. But states can't just expel people. The Fed Govt can deport you if you're not a citizen, but if you're a citizen they can't do anything to get you out of the country (citizenship can not be revoked!)
- Kid MohawkLv 62 months ago
I'm not sure in what sense you're talking about. I mean a state can legally extradite a person who is wanted in another state, but they may not force a US citizen to simply leave and never come back. Some states have tried, only for the courts to declare any such treatment unconstitutional.
As for non-citizens, they can be expelled for any number of behaviors as they are not afforded the same protections as a citizen; albeit it is insanely rare for states to take any such actions upon a visiting foreign national who is doing so legally.