This group is dedicated to the cases of international adoptees, who face deportation or have been deported to their country of birth, because they have been convicted of criminal activity.
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. So there are many, now adult, international adoptees who don't have American citizenship. To them the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act applies. This law implies deportation of non-citizens for criminal records where they are sentenced 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. A list of the cases can be found here.
|Deporting American Citizens: ICE's Mexican-izing of Mark Lyttle||Admin||Case file||1058||4 years 25 weeks ago||0||4 years 25 weeks ago|
|Haynes case: Centre pulled up||Admin||Case file||455||4 years 13 weeks ago||0||4 years 13 weeks ago|
|'My foster parents treated me like a slave'||Admin||Case file||801||5 years 7 weeks ago||0||5 years 7 weeks ago|
|3 HELD IN DEPORTEE'S SLAYING||Admin||Case file||397||4 years 51 weeks ago||0||4 years 51 weeks ago|
|Robin Whiteley||Admin||Deportation case||3068||4 years 25 weeks ago||0||4 years 25 weeks ago|
|U.S. adoptee a stranger in his birthplace||Admin||Case file||538||5 years 33 weeks ago||0||5 years 33 weeks ago|
|Woman adopted by US couple has nowhere to go||Admin||Case file||627||5 years 5 weeks ago||0||5 years 5 weeks ago|
|Citizenship Catch 22 lands man in country he's never known||Admin||Case file||647||4 years 25 weeks ago||0||4 years 25 weeks ago|
|Dan Heiskala||Admin||Deportation case||1730||5 years 48 weeks ago||0||5 years 48 weeks ago|
|A lonely birthday and battle for 'foreigner' Jennifer Haynes||Admin||Case file||713||4 years 22 weeks ago||0||4 years 22 weeks ago|
|Samuel Jonathon Schultz||Admin||Deportation case||1586||5 years 48 weeks ago||0||5 years 48 weeks ago|
|MAN WHO WAS ADOPTED DEPORTED TO THAILAND||Admin||Case file||334||4 years 51 weeks ago||0||4 years 51 weeks ago|
|You may try the last chance in US, high court advises Haynes||Admin||Case file||658||4 years 12 weeks ago||0||4 years 12 weeks ago|
|Jess Mustanich||Admin||Deportation case||2128||5 years 48 weeks ago||0||5 years 48 weeks ago|
|Drug Sale Instigates Deportation||Admin||Case file||339||4 years 51 weeks ago||0||4 years 51 weeks ago|