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.
|Blanca Catt -- smuggled into the U.S. as a toddler, taken from abusive parents and adopted -- faces deportation||Admin||Case file||926||6 years 46 weeks ago||0||6 years 46 weeks ago|
|Deported first offender dies in a homeland he never understood||Admin||Case file||4072||9 years 12 weeks ago||0||9 years 12 weeks ago|
|Delays doom couple's adopted son to deportation||Admin||Case file||545||8 years 15 weeks ago||0||8 years 15 weeks ago|
|Russel David Green (Lim Sang Keum)||Admin||Deportation case||1380||5 years 31 weeks ago||0||5 years 31 weeks ago|
|Cold Empire of Law||Admin||Case file||884||9 years 12 weeks ago||0||9 years 12 weeks ago|
|Ernesto Schwartz||Admin||Deportation case||3562||8 years 15 weeks ago||0||8 years 15 weeks ago|
|Once a criminal, always a criminal? Unconstitutional presumptions for mandatory detention of criminal aliens||Admin||Case file||1411||9 years 12 weeks ago||0||9 years 12 weeks ago|
|Penalty for drugs: deportation||Admin||Case file||757||8 years 15 weeks ago||0||8 years 15 weeks ago|
|Justice for Russell Green and Unnaturalized Adoptees and Fosterees||Admin||Case file||441||2 years 7 weeks ago||0||2 years 7 weeks ago|
|Change in Laws Sets Off Big Wave of Deportations||Admin||Case file||1296||9 years 12 weeks ago||0||9 years 12 weeks ago|
|LAWYER LISTS REASONS NOT TO DEPORT MAN||Admin||Case file||684||8 years 15 weeks ago||0||8 years 15 weeks ago|
|Deported mom's case could be 'tip of iceberg'||Admin||Case file||927||8 years 12 weeks ago||0||8 years 12 weeks ago|
|Tara Ammons Cohen||Admin||Deportation case||1880||4 years 36 weeks ago||0||4 years 36 weeks ago|
|Children Adopted Abroad Win Automatic Citizenship||Admin||Case file||1326||9 years 12 weeks ago||0||9 years 12 weeks ago|
|Julius Schombs||Admin||Deportation case||2823||8 years 15 weeks ago||0||8 years 15 weeks ago|