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.
|Rebecca Walsh: Meth, adoption, deportation||Admin||Case file||1651||6 years 12 weeks ago||1||2 years 21 weeks ago|
|Family seeking support, prayers as adopted son faces deportation||Kerry||Case file||470||5 years 40 weeks ago||0||5 years 40 weeks ago|
|Family fights son's deportation||Admin||Case file||359||5 years 32 weeks ago||0||5 years 32 weeks ago|
|Feds wrongly deport citizen living in N.C.||Admin||Case file||448||5 years 5 weeks ago||0||5 years 5 weeks ago|
|BORDER NEWS||silent1||Case file||116||1 year 47 weeks ago||0||1 year 47 weeks ago|
|She was adopted, assaulted & deported||Lulu||Case file||1915||5 years 40 weeks ago||2||3 years 40 weeks ago|
|LOVED ONES HONOR LIFE OF MAN DEPORTED, KILLED||Admin||Case file||983||5 years 32 weeks ago||0||5 years 32 weeks ago|
|A man the U.S. didn't want||Admin||Case file||486||5 years 5 weeks ago||0||5 years 5 weeks ago|
|Comments of Elspeth Ross to House of Commons committee in support of adoptee citizenship||silent1||Case file||145||1 year 47 weeks ago||0||1 year 47 weeks ago|
|The Coming Goodbye||silent1||Case file||114||1 year 47 weeks ago||0||1 year 47 weeks ago|
|Haynes case: Centre pulled up||Admin||Case file||477||4 years 46 weeks ago||0||4 years 46 weeks ago|
|Fraudulent adoption process lands woman in trouble||Admin||Case file||505||5 years 40 weeks ago||0||5 years 40 weeks ago|
|CITIZENSHIP BILL TOO LATE FOR INMATE||Admin||Case file||339||5 years 32 weeks ago||0||5 years 32 weeks ago|
|Deporting American Citizens: ICE's Mexican-izing of Mark Lyttle||Admin||Case file||1121||5 years 5 weeks ago||0||5 years 5 weeks ago|
|With options spent, woman's deportation nearly certain||silent1||Case file||122||1 year 47 weeks ago||0||1 year 47 weeks ago|