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.
|Deported first offender dies in a homeland he never understood||Admin||Case file||3172||7 years 7 weeks ago||0||7 years 7 weeks ago|
|FATHER FEARS HE HAS SEEN ADOPTED SON FOR LAST TIME||Admin||Case file||384||6 years 10 weeks ago||0||6 years 10 weeks ago|
|Russel David Green (Lim Sang Keum)||Admin||Deportation case||541||3 years 26 weeks ago||0||3 years 26 weeks ago|
|Cold Empire of Law||Admin||Case file||550||7 years 7 weeks ago||0||7 years 7 weeks ago|
|Delays doom couple's adopted son to deportation||Admin||Case file||361||6 years 10 weeks ago||0||6 years 10 weeks ago|
|Once a criminal, always a criminal? Unconstitutional presumptions for mandatory detention of criminal aliens||Admin||Case file||937||7 years 7 weeks ago||0||7 years 7 weeks ago|
|Ernesto Schwartz||Admin||Deportation case||2517||6 years 10 weeks ago||0||6 years 10 weeks ago|
|Justice for Russell Green and Unnaturalized Adoptees and Fosterees||Admin||Case file||8||2 weeks 2 hours ago||0||2 weeks 2 hours ago|
|Change in Laws Sets Off Big Wave of Deportations||Admin||Case file||809||7 years 7 weeks ago||0||7 years 7 weeks ago|
|Penalty for drugs: deportation||Admin||Case file||466||6 years 10 weeks ago||0||6 years 10 weeks ago|
|Deported mom's case could be 'tip of iceberg'||Admin||Case file||628||6 years 6 weeks ago||0||6 years 6 weeks ago|
|Tara Ammons Cohen||Admin||Deportation case||953||2 years 31 weeks ago||0||2 years 31 weeks ago|
|Children Adopted Abroad Win Automatic Citizenship||Admin||Case file||886||7 years 7 weeks ago||0||7 years 7 weeks ago|
|LAWYER LISTS REASONS NOT TO DEPORT MAN||Admin||Case file||409||6 years 10 weeks ago||0||6 years 10 weeks ago|
|Bradley Zazueta||Admin||Deportation case||1794||6 years 5 weeks ago||0||6 years 5 weeks ago|