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.
|Family fights son's deportation||Admin||Case file||386||6 years 6 weeks ago||0||6 years 6 weeks ago|
|Feds wrongly deport citizen living in N.C.||Admin||Case file||479||5 years 31 weeks ago||0||5 years 31 weeks ago|
|Kairi Shepherd||Admin||Deportation case||5470||6 years 38 weeks ago||0||6 years 38 weeks ago|
|LOVED ONES HONOR LIFE OF MAN DEPORTED, KILLED||Admin||Case file||1086||6 years 6 weeks ago||0||6 years 6 weeks ago|
|A man the U.S. didn't want||Admin||Case file||507||5 years 31 weeks ago||0||5 years 31 weeks ago|
|Haynes case: Centre pulled up||Admin||Case file||505||5 years 20 weeks ago||0||5 years 20 weeks ago|
|Fraudulent adoption process lands woman in trouble||Admin||Case file||525||6 years 14 weeks ago||0||6 years 14 weeks ago|
|CITIZENSHIP BILL TOO LATE FOR INMATE||Admin||Case file||359||6 years 6 weeks ago||0||6 years 6 weeks ago|
|Deporting American Citizens: ICE's Mexican-izing of Mark Lyttle||Admin||Case file||1169||5 years 31 weeks ago||0||5 years 31 weeks ago|
|U.S. adoptee a stranger in his birthplace||Admin||Case file||657||6 years 39 weeks ago||0||6 years 39 weeks ago|
|'My foster parents treated me like a slave'||Admin||Case file||904||6 years 14 weeks ago||0||6 years 14 weeks ago|
|3 HELD IN DEPORTEE'S SLAYING||Admin||Case file||475||6 years 6 weeks ago||0||6 years 6 weeks ago|
|Robin Whiteley||Admin||Deportation case||3417||5 years 31 weeks ago||0||5 years 31 weeks ago|
|Dan Heiskala||Admin||Deportation case||2047||7 years 3 weeks ago||0||7 years 3 weeks ago|
|Woman adopted by US couple has nowhere to go||Admin||Case file||700||6 years 12 weeks ago||0||6 years 12 weeks ago|