There are many effects that deportation has on repatriated Mexican migrants yet the subject has been grossly neglected within the discourse on human rights. Processes of undocumented border crossing have grown more difficult and have become inherently violent. Of equal importance are the practices surrounding apprehension and deportation/repatriation. This research seeks to provide insight into the lived experiences of recent deportees as they grapple with the question of, What now? The work is based off of a larger binational project about violence experienced by deportees now in Mexico (Whiteford and Slack 2012). Utilizing data from 54 interviews with migrants that have been deported and are now staying in the shelters of Tijuana, the research then provides a more in depth look at the lived experiences of five of those migrants. This research demonstrates that after deportation, migrants enter a liminal state. For migrants that experienced being in a liminal phase for prolonged amounts of time, it became clear that they sought out alternative options and began reincorporation into Tijuana's society. The liminal state is caused by a failure to accomplish the intended outcome and an inability to return to what existed before. It was also found that liminality experienced by these migrants entails great emotional suffering that leads to continued attempts to return to the United States, defying the intention of Homeland Security to reduce undocumented access to the US. The results of this study add to the discourse on the rights of migrants and promote minimizing the violence involved in all aspects of immigration procedures including deportation.