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.
|Brazilian adoptee returns to country he left 14 years ago||Admin||Case file||462||5 years 40 weeks ago||0||5 years 40 weeks ago|
|Mark Lyttle||Admin||Deportation case||1849||5 years 14 weeks ago||0||5 years 14 weeks ago|
|adoptee deportation||Admin||Category||12878||6 years 29 weeks ago||0||6 years 29 weeks ago|
|COUPLE'S ADOPTED CHILD TOLD TO LEAVE COUNTRY||Admin||Case file||409||5 years 40 weeks ago||0||5 years 40 weeks ago|
|Tennessee man sad, disappointed after being wrongly deported||Admin||Case file||703||5 years 33 weeks ago||0||5 years 33 weeks ago|
|Noe Wilson||Admin||Deportation case||1400||5 years 48 weeks ago||0||5 years 48 weeks ago|
|JOAO HERBERT SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN DEPORTED||Admin||Case file||744||5 years 40 weeks ago||0||5 years 40 weeks ago|
|N.C. native wrongly deported to Mexico||Admin||Case file||391||5 years 14 weeks ago||0||5 years 14 weeks ago|
|Rebecca Walsh: Meth, adoption, deportation||Admin||Case file||1699||6 years 21 weeks ago||1||2 years 30 weeks ago|
|Family fights son's deportation||Admin||Case file||370||5 years 40 weeks ago||0||5 years 40 weeks ago|
|Feds wrongly deport citizen living in N.C.||Admin||Case file||457||5 years 14 weeks ago||0||5 years 14 weeks ago|
|Kairi Shepherd||Admin||Deportation case||5315||6 years 21 weeks ago||0||6 years 21 weeks ago|
|LOVED ONES HONOR LIFE OF MAN DEPORTED, KILLED||Admin||Case file||1021||5 years 40 weeks ago||0||5 years 40 weeks ago|
|A man the U.S. didn't want||Admin||Case file||495||5 years 14 weeks ago||0||5 years 14 weeks ago|
|Haynes case: Centre pulled up||Admin||Case file||485||5 years 2 weeks ago||0||5 years 2 weeks ago|