Deportation cases

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.


 

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BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE, POST-DEPORTATION HUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT silent1Case file1871 year 47 weeks ago01 year 47 weeks ago
Buckeye parents claim ICE is trying to deport citizen son AdminCase file5805 years 27 weeks ago05 years 27 weeks ago
Change in Laws Sets Off Big Wave of Deportations AdminCase file6986 years 28 weeks ago06 years 28 weeks ago
Children Adopted Abroad Win Automatic Citizenship AdminCase file7746 years 28 weeks ago06 years 28 weeks ago
Christopher Clancy AdminDeportation case19726 years 28 weeks ago06 years 28 weeks ago
CITIZENSHIP BILL TOO LATE FOR INMATE AdminCase file3395 years 31 weeks ago05 years 31 weeks ago
Citizenship Catch 22 lands man in country he's never known AdminCase file6985 years 5 weeks ago05 years 5 weeks ago
CLASS AIDS FAMILY AFTER FIRE LOSSES FATAL BLAZE SPURS RITZMAN THIRD-GRADERS TO ACTION silent1Case file3995 years 30 weeks ago05 years 30 weeks ago
Cold Empire of Law AdminCase file4846 years 28 weeks ago06 years 28 weeks ago
Comments of Elspeth Ross to House of Commons committee in support of adoptee citizenship silent1Case file1451 year 47 weeks ago01 year 47 weeks ago
Conversations with an Immigrant Mom silent1Case file1201 year 49 weeks ago01 year 49 weeks ago
Couple mourn deported son, 26 Man gunned down in native Brazil; he was adopted at 8 AdminCase file4275 years 31 weeks ago05 years 31 weeks ago
COUPLE'S ADOPTED CHILD TOLD TO LEAVE COUNTRY AdminCase file4015 years 31 weeks ago05 years 31 weeks ago
Crimes, law return son to land he hardly knows AdminCase file7206 years 28 weeks ago06 years 28 weeks ago
Dan Heiskala AdminDeportation case18966 years 29 weeks ago06 years 29 weeks ago
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