Well, as soon as the police is ready to release him, ICE has 48 hours not including weekends and holidays to go pick him up. If he is lucky and he is not picked up, then they will release him. If he is picked up, then he is in big trouble. As I said, there is up to a 10 year prison sentence if he is convicted of illegal re-entry after a deportation. Again, if he is lucky, they won't want to make an example of him and will not prosecute him criminally and just process his deportation. If that happens, then he has the following options:
1) Ask the ICE attorney in his deportation case for prosecutorial discretion. If granted, they would not deport him right now. It doesn't give him any work permit or legal status, but it just means that for now they will not deport him. Here is a link:
2) Apply for Asylum (he had to have done this within the 1st year be being in the U.S. unless there are changed country conditions), Withholding of Removal, or Convention Against Torture. These are if he fears to return to his home country because he believes that he will be specifically targeted due to his race, religion, nationality, social group or political opinion and that he runs a high risk of great bodily injury, torture, or death as a result.
3) If he is deported, then he could come back, but he will need 3 things for him to come back:
a) He will need a U.S. Citizen spouse, parent or son or daughter over 21 to file an I-130 for him or it can also be a Lawful Permanent Resident spouse.
2) He will need an I-601 waiver to forgive the time he spent illegally in the U.S. To get this waiver he will have to prove that his U.S. Citizen or U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident spouse or parent (it cannot be a child) will suffer extreme hardship if he is not allowed back in to the U.S. These waivers are very difficult to get. The reason they are difficult to get is because the hardship probably will need to be more than just economic hardship or emotional separation hardship. You can look at this link to get more information on I-601 waivers. It is from the U.S. Embassy in Syria, but it is a good description and the process should be similar in all U.S. Embassies.
and here is another link:
Here is a link to what extreme hardship is:
3) He will need an I-212 special permission to apply for admission to the U.S. after deportation. He can only apply for this after he has been outside for at least one year. Here is a link to that:
I am truly sorry, but his options are very limited. Please let me know if you have additional questions and please do not forget to rate my service to you (not the state of the law) as that is the only way that I can get credit for my assistance. Even after you rate the service, I can still answer additional questions for you without additional charge. If you do rate me positively, a bonus is always appreciated. If you would like to request me in the future, just go to http://www.justanswer.es/law/expert-guillermosenmartin/. Thank you!