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.
|MOTHER OF 3 STILL COULD BE DEPORTED||silent1||Case file||411||6 years 14 weeks ago||0||6 years 14 weeks ago|
|Texas man caught in immigration no man's land||Admin||Case file||1281||5 years 27 weeks ago||1||5 years 26 weeks ago|
|Adoptees struggle with uncertain nationalities||silent1||Case file||227||2 years 31 weeks ago||0||2 years 31 weeks ago|
|A one-way ticket out of only nation he knows||silent1||Case file||334||2 years 31 weeks ago||0||2 years 31 weeks ago|
|SON'S DEPORTATION ANGERS ADOPTIVE PARENT||Admin||Case file||385||6 years 16 weeks ago||0||6 years 16 weeks ago|
|DEPORTATION FIGHT NOT OVER JUST YET||silent1||Case file||368||6 years 14 weeks ago||0||6 years 14 weeks ago|
|GIRL ADOPTED BY U.S. COUPLE IS STILL INDIAN||Admin||Case file||1093||5 years 25 weeks ago||0||5 years 25 weeks ago|
|Adoption activist arrested for illegal re-entry||silent1||Case file||304||2 years 31 weeks ago||0||2 years 31 weeks ago|
|Couple mourn deported son, 26 Man gunned down in native Brazil; he was adopted at 8||Admin||Case file||470||6 years 16 weeks ago||0||6 years 16 weeks ago|
|STATE OF OHIO Appellee v. SANDRA ORANTES CRUZ Appellant||silent1||Case file||559||6 years 14 weeks ago||0||6 years 14 weeks ago|
|'Sorry, I can't disclose the identity of Haynes's mum'||Admin||Case file||805||5 years 20 weeks ago||0||5 years 20 weeks ago|
|Deporting Adult Adoptees||silent1||Case file||248||2 years 31 weeks ago||0||2 years 31 weeks ago|
|For 'man without a country,' tribulation trumps trial||silent1||Case file||300||2 years 31 weeks ago||0||2 years 31 weeks ago|
|Foreign adoptees try to avoid deportation||Admin||Case file||715||7 years 13 weeks ago||0||7 years 13 weeks ago|
|BILLS WOULD RELAX TERMS OF DEPORTATION LAWS||Admin||Case file||1817||6 years 16 weeks ago||4||2 years 30 weeks ago|