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 file1821 year 44 weeks ago01 year 44 weeks ago
Buckeye parents claim ICE is trying to deport citizen son AdminCase file5785 years 24 weeks ago05 years 24 weeks ago
Change in Laws Sets Off Big Wave of Deportations AdminCase file6896 years 25 weeks ago06 years 25 weeks ago
Children Adopted Abroad Win Automatic Citizenship AdminCase file7606 years 25 weeks ago06 years 25 weeks ago
Christopher Clancy AdminDeportation case19576 years 25 weeks ago06 years 25 weeks ago
CITIZENSHIP BILL TOO LATE FOR INMATE AdminCase file3345 years 28 weeks ago05 years 28 weeks ago
Citizenship Catch 22 lands man in country he's never known AdminCase file6935 years 2 weeks ago05 years 2 weeks ago
CLASS AIDS FAMILY AFTER FIRE LOSSES FATAL BLAZE SPURS RITZMAN THIRD-GRADERS TO ACTION silent1Case file3935 years 27 weeks ago05 years 27 weeks ago
Cold Empire of Law AdminCase file4766 years 25 weeks ago06 years 25 weeks ago
Comments of Elspeth Ross to House of Commons committee in support of adoptee citizenship silent1Case file1421 year 44 weeks ago01 year 44 weeks ago
Conversations with an Immigrant Mom silent1Case file1181 year 46 weeks ago01 year 46 weeks ago
Couple mourn deported son, 26 Man gunned down in native Brazil; he was adopted at 8 AdminCase file4245 years 28 weeks ago05 years 28 weeks ago
COUPLE'S ADOPTED CHILD TOLD TO LEAVE COUNTRY AdminCase file3975 years 28 weeks ago05 years 28 weeks ago
Crimes, law return son to land he hardly knows AdminCase file7106 years 25 weeks ago06 years 25 weeks ago
Dan Heiskala AdminDeportation case18806 years 26 weeks ago06 years 26 weeks ago
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