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 file2312 years 26 weeks ago02 years 26 weeks ago
Buckeye parents claim ICE is trying to deport citizen son AdminCase file6146 years 6 weeks ago06 years 6 weeks ago
Change in Laws Sets Off Big Wave of Deportations AdminCase file8127 years 7 weeks ago07 years 7 weeks ago
Children Adopted Abroad Win Automatic Citizenship AdminCase file8897 years 7 weeks ago07 years 7 weeks ago
Christopher Clancy AdminDeportation case21187 years 7 weeks ago07 years 7 weeks ago
CITIZENSHIP BILL TOO LATE FOR INMATE AdminCase file3686 years 10 weeks ago06 years 10 weeks ago
Citizenship Catch 22 lands man in country he's never known AdminCase file7565 years 36 weeks ago05 years 36 weeks ago
CLASS AIDS FAMILY AFTER FIRE LOSSES FATAL BLAZE SPURS RITZMAN THIRD-GRADERS TO ACTION silent1Case file4406 years 9 weeks ago06 years 9 weeks ago
Cold Empire of Law AdminCase file5517 years 7 weeks ago07 years 7 weeks ago
Comments of Elspeth Ross to House of Commons committee in support of adoptee citizenship silent1Case file1872 years 26 weeks ago02 years 26 weeks ago
Conversations with an Immigrant Mom silent1Case file1482 years 28 weeks ago02 years 28 weeks ago
Couple mourn deported son, 26 Man gunned down in native Brazil; he was adopted at 8 AdminCase file4656 years 10 weeks ago06 years 10 weeks ago
COUPLE'S ADOPTED CHILD TOLD TO LEAVE COUNTRY AdminCase file4356 years 10 weeks ago06 years 10 weeks ago
Crimes, law return son to land he hardly knows AdminCase file8217 years 7 weeks ago07 years 7 weeks ago
Dan Heiskala AdminDeportation case20927 years 8 weeks ago07 years 8 weeks ago
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