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.
|SON'S DEPORTATION ANGERS ADOPTIVE PARENT||Admin||Case file||551||8 years 39 weeks ago||0||8 years 39 weeks ago|
|'Sorry, I can't disclose the identity of Haynes's mum'||Admin||Case file||1050||7 years 43 weeks ago||0||7 years 43 weeks ago|
|John Gaul III||Admin||Deportation case||4133||9 years 37 weeks ago||0||9 years 37 weeks ago|
|Couple mourn deported son, 26 Man gunned down in native Brazil; he was adopted at 8||Admin||Case file||692||8 years 39 weeks ago||0||8 years 39 weeks ago|
|High Court reserves order on Haynes plea in adoption case||Admin||Case file||950||7 years 32 weeks ago||0||7 years 32 weeks ago|
|Foreign adoptees try to avoid deportation||Admin||Case file||1153||9 years 37 weeks ago||0||9 years 37 weeks ago|
|BILLS WOULD RELAX TERMS OF DEPORTATION LAWS||Admin||Case file||2394||8 years 39 weeks ago||4||5 years 2 weeks ago|
|Jennifer’s Children Want Their Mother Home||Admin||Case file||1003||7 years 32 weeks ago||0||7 years 32 weeks ago|
|Indian American Transracial Adoptee Faces Deportation for Criminal Record (blog)||Admin||Case file||1008||9 years 36 weeks ago||0||9 years 36 weeks ago|
|DEPORTED MAN SHOT TO DEATH IN BRAZIL||Admin||Case file||1462||8 years 39 weeks ago||1||4 years 12 weeks ago|
|Aaron Billings||Admin||Deportation case||4013||9 years 36 weeks ago||0||9 years 36 weeks ago|
|ADOPTEES, SPOUSES DEPORTED UNDER ANTI-IMMIGRATION LAW||Admin||Case file||1414||8 years 39 weeks ago||0||8 years 39 weeks ago|
|Adoptee Faces Deportation From Misprinted Birth Certificate||Admin||Case file||1052||9 years 36 weeks ago||0||9 years 36 weeks ago|
|WADSWORTH MAN RETURNS TO BRAZIL||Admin||Case file||661||8 years 39 weeks ago||0||8 years 39 weeks ago|
|Akron man faces deportation||Admin||Case file||1163||9 years 36 weeks ago||0||9 years 36 weeks ago|