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.
|Dan Heiskala||Admin||Deportation case||1960||6 years 42 weeks ago||0||6 years 42 weeks ago|
|Woman adopted by US couple has nowhere to go||Admin||Case file||685||5 years 51 weeks ago||0||5 years 51 weeks ago|
|A lonely birthday and battle for 'foreigner' Jennifer Haynes||Admin||Case file||796||5 years 16 weeks ago||0||5 years 16 weeks ago|
|Samuel Jonathon Schultz||Admin||Deportation case||1825||6 years 42 weeks ago||0||6 years 42 weeks ago|
|You may try the last chance in US, high court advises Haynes||Admin||Case file||709||5 years 6 weeks ago||0||5 years 6 weeks ago|
|Jess Mustanich||Admin||Deportation case||2391||6 years 42 weeks ago||0||6 years 42 weeks ago|
|MAN WHO WAS ADOPTED DEPORTED TO THAILAND||Admin||Case file||397||5 years 45 weeks ago||0||5 years 45 weeks ago|
|Texas man caught in immigration no man's land||Admin||Case file||1200||5 years 4 weeks ago||1||5 years 3 weeks ago|
|Joao Herbert||Admin||Deportation case||4036||6 years 42 weeks ago||0||6 years 42 weeks ago|
|Drug Sale Instigates Deportation||Admin||Case file||386||5 years 45 weeks ago||0||5 years 45 weeks ago|
|GIRL ADOPTED BY U.S. COUPLE IS STILL INDIAN||Admin||Case file||1025||5 years 1 week ago||0||5 years 1 week ago|
|Alejandro Ebron||Admin||Deportation case||1637||6 years 42 weeks ago||0||6 years 42 weeks ago|
|SON'S DEPORTATION ANGERS ADOPTIVE PARENT||Admin||Case file||366||5 years 45 weeks ago||0||5 years 45 weeks ago|
|'Sorry, I can't disclose the identity of Haynes's mum'||Admin||Case file||774||4 years 49 weeks ago||0||4 years 49 weeks ago|
|John Gaul III||Admin||Deportation case||2831||6 years 42 weeks ago||0||6 years 42 weeks ago|