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.
|'Right' decision on boy's U.S. citizenship backfires||silent1||Case file||130||1 year 19 weeks ago||0||1 year 19 weeks ago|
|BOY, 5, KILLED IN ELLET HOME FIRE TWO BROTHERS SURVIVE||silent1||Case file||791||5 years 2 weeks ago||0||5 years 2 weeks ago|
|DEPORTATION NIGHTMARE MAY BE OVER||silent1||Case file||446||5 years 2 weeks ago||0||5 years 2 weeks ago|
|You may try the last chance in US, high court advises Haynes||Admin||Case file||667||4 years 18 weeks ago||0||4 years 18 weeks ago|
|Argentine adoptee is spared deportation||silent1||Case file||190||1 year 19 weeks ago||0||1 year 19 weeks ago|
|MAN WHO WAS ADOPTED DEPORTED TO THAILAND||Admin||Case file||342||5 years 4 weeks ago||0||5 years 4 weeks ago|
|5-year-old dies in Akron house fire||silent1||Case file||379||5 years 2 weeks ago||0||5 years 2 weeks ago|
|Texas man caught in immigration no man's land||Admin||Case file||1040||4 years 15 weeks ago||1||4 years 14 weeks ago|
|Adoptees struggle with uncertain nationalities||silent1||Case file||125||1 year 20 weeks ago||0||1 year 20 weeks ago|
|A one-way ticket out of only nation he knows||silent1||Case file||233||1 year 19 weeks ago||0||1 year 19 weeks ago|
|Drug Sale Instigates Deportation||Admin||Case file||345||5 years 4 weeks ago||0||5 years 4 weeks ago|
|MOTHER OF 3 STILL COULD BE DEPORTED||silent1||Case file||343||5 years 2 weeks ago||0||5 years 2 weeks ago|
|GIRL ADOPTED BY U.S. COUPLE IS STILL INDIAN||Admin||Case file||965||4 years 13 weeks ago||0||4 years 13 weeks ago|
|Adoption activist arrested for illegal re-entry||silent1||Case file||193||1 year 19 weeks ago||0||1 year 19 weeks ago|
|SON'S DEPORTATION ANGERS ADOPTIVE PARENT||Admin||Case file||313||5 years 4 weeks ago||0||5 years 4 weeks ago|