In what instances can a court order someone to surrender their passport? I understand that might-be felons (maybe even non-felons?) have to give up their passport if they’re out on bail so they don’t skip town to Venezuela or wherever. Does this also apply in any other cases? What kind of laws would I have to break to ensure that I can’t legally leave the country for a while, or forever?
And, as a slightly related tangent, how easy is it to get deported? I know of a few people that got deported but that’s more because they lied on their immigration papers regarding their participation in various paramilitary groups; not really what I’m interested in. The question is for those with citizenship in the US, or a even a green card, not people with visas or other ‘lesser’ forms of legal residence.