Since the Child Citizen Act (2000), international adoptees automatically receive US citizenship, though the law doesn't apply in retrospect to those adoptees adopted before 2000. Consequently, many, now adult, international adoptees living in the USA are learning they do not have American citizenship. For these adoptees, the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act will be applied to those charged with criminal/illegal activity.
The 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act mandates deportationof non-citizens for criminal records where there is a sentence to 1 year or more of prison time. Several international adoptees, most of them having lived almost of all of their lives in the USA, are facing deportation and some already have been deported.
In this section we feature and discuss adoptee deportation and collect information about cases known to us.
ContentSpecial features: Deportation cases
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