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.
|Citizenship Catch 22 lands man in country he's never known||Admin||Case file||756||5 years 36 weeks ago||0||5 years 36 weeks ago|
|Dan Heiskala||Admin||Deportation case||2088||7 years 7 weeks ago||0||7 years 7 weeks ago|
|A lonely birthday and battle for 'foreigner' Jennifer Haynes||Admin||Case file||819||5 years 33 weeks ago||0||5 years 33 weeks ago|
|Samuel Jonathon Schultz||Admin||Deportation case||1935||7 years 7 weeks ago||0||7 years 7 weeks ago|
|MAN WHO WAS ADOPTED DEPORTED TO THAILAND||Admin||Case file||416||6 years 10 weeks ago||0||6 years 10 weeks ago|
|You may try the last chance in US, high court advises Haynes||Admin||Case file||743||5 years 23 weeks ago||0||5 years 23 weeks ago|
|Jess Mustanich||Admin||Deportation case||2517||7 years 7 weeks ago||0||7 years 7 weeks ago|
|Drug Sale Instigates Deportation||Admin||Case file||412||6 years 10 weeks ago||0||6 years 10 weeks ago|
|Texas man caught in immigration no man's land||Admin||Case file||1262||5 years 21 weeks ago||1||5 years 20 weeks ago|
|Joao Herbert||Admin||Deportation case||4216||7 years 7 weeks ago||0||7 years 7 weeks ago|
|SON'S DEPORTATION ANGERS ADOPTIVE PARENT||Admin||Case file||382||6 years 10 weeks ago||0||6 years 10 weeks ago|
|GIRL ADOPTED BY U.S. COUPLE IS STILL INDIAN||Admin||Case file||1082||5 years 19 weeks ago||0||5 years 19 weeks ago|
|Alejandro Ebron||Admin||Deportation case||1740||7 years 7 weeks ago||0||7 years 7 weeks ago|
|Couple mourn deported son, 26 Man gunned down in native Brazil; he was adopted at 8||Admin||Case file||465||6 years 10 weeks ago||0||6 years 10 weeks ago|
|'Sorry, I can't disclose the identity of Haynes's mum'||Admin||Case file||797||5 years 14 weeks ago||0||5 years 14 weeks ago|