We hear a lot about deportations on both sides of the Atlantic. In November 2016, then President-Elect Trump announced plans to deport 2-3 million undocumented workers. A month earlier, a migration deal was signed by Afghanistan and the EU that allowed member states to deport unlimited numbers of Afghans back “home”. But how effective are deportations in actually deterring people from migrating, and what other consequences can they have? Samuel Hall’s Nassim Majidi offers deeper observations from on-the-ground research in Afghanistan and Somalia.