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.
|Woman, 38, ordered back to Mexico after lifetime in U.S.||Admin||Case file||163||1 year 45 weeks ago||0||1 year 45 weeks ago|
|Christopher Clancy||Admin||Deportation case||1940||6 years 21 weeks ago||0||6 years 21 weeks ago|
|Mary Anne Gehris||Admin||Deportation case||1398||5 years 24 weeks ago||0||5 years 24 weeks ago|
|Adoption scam: central authority awaits report from state, US agency||Admin||Case file||424||5 years 11 weeks ago||0||5 years 11 weeks ago|
|Omak woman facing deportation suddenly freed without reason||Admin||Case file||153||1 year 45 weeks ago||0||1 year 45 weeks ago|
|Adoption Snag Could Lead to Deportation||Admin||Case file||715||6 years 21 weeks ago||0||6 years 21 weeks ago|
|WOMAN BECOMES CITIZEN AFTER DEPORTATION SCARE||Admin||Case file||1004||5 years 24 weeks ago||0||5 years 24 weeks ago|
|Haynes lashes out at Cara||Admin||Case file||465||5 years 7 weeks ago||0||5 years 7 weeks ago|
|Tatyana Mitrohina (Gann)||Admin||Deportation case||2785||6 years 4 weeks ago||0||6 years 4 weeks ago|
|SON'S DEPORTATION DUE TODAY||Admin||Case file||324||5 years 24 weeks ago||0||5 years 24 weeks ago|
|When An Immigrant Mom Gets Arrested||Admin||Case file||721||6 years 4 weeks ago||0||6 years 4 weeks ago|
|Brazilian adoptee returns to country he left 14 years ago||Admin||Case file||436||5 years 24 weeks ago||0||5 years 24 weeks ago|
|Mark Lyttle||Admin||Deportation case||1778||4 years 50 weeks ago||0||4 years 50 weeks ago|
|adoptee deportation||Admin||Category||12532||6 years 13 weeks ago||0||6 years 13 weeks ago|
|COUPLE'S ADOPTED CHILD TOLD TO LEAVE COUNTRY||Admin||Case file||393||5 years 24 weeks ago||0||5 years 24 weeks ago|