How can the United States deport an illegal alien who has no home?

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did not solve this riddle in its Aug. 11 opinion in Zadvydas v. Lynne Underdown, but it did hold that the United States can detain aliens for as long as it takes to find a place to deport them.

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