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.
|Change in Laws Sets Off Big Wave of Deportations||Admin||Case file||931||7 years 34 weeks ago||0||7 years 34 weeks ago|
|Children Adopted Abroad Win Automatic Citizenship||Admin||Case file||977||7 years 34 weeks ago||0||7 years 34 weeks ago|
|Waiting For Aaron||Admin||Case file||895||7 years 34 weeks ago||0||7 years 34 weeks ago|
|Despite adversity, deportee now has new life||Admin||Case file||770||7 years 34 weeks ago||0||7 years 34 weeks ago|
|Crimes, law return son to land he hardly knows||Admin||Case file||880||7 years 34 weeks ago||0||7 years 34 weeks ago|
|Samuel Schultz vs. Alberto R Gonzales||Admin||Case file||941||7 years 34 weeks ago||0||7 years 34 weeks ago|
|Homecoming||Admin||Case file||1131||7 years 33 weeks ago||0||7 years 33 weeks ago|
|Christopher Clancy||Admin||Deportation case||2326||7 years 33 weeks ago||0||7 years 33 weeks ago|
|Adoption Snag Could Lead to Deportation||Admin||Case file||835||7 years 33 weeks ago||0||7 years 33 weeks ago|
|adoptee deportation||Admin||Category||14160||7 years 25 weeks ago||0||7 years 25 weeks ago|
|U.S. adoptee a stranger in his birthplace||Admin||Case file||723||7 years 18 weeks ago||0||7 years 18 weeks ago|
|Kairi Shepherd||Admin||Deportation case||5779||7 years 17 weeks ago||0||7 years 17 weeks ago|
|Tatyana Mitrohina (Gann)||Admin||Deportation case||3235||7 years 16 weeks ago||0||7 years 16 weeks ago|
|When An Immigrant Mom Gets Arrested||Admin||Case file||871||7 years 16 weeks ago||0||7 years 16 weeks ago|
|Family seeking support, prayers as adopted son faces deportation||Kerry||Case file||616||6 years 45 weeks ago||0||6 years 45 weeks ago|