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.
|DEPORTATION FIGHT NOT OVER JUST YET||silent1||Case file||330||5 years 29 weeks ago||0||5 years 29 weeks ago|
|GIRL ADOPTED BY U.S. COUPLE IS STILL INDIAN||Admin||Case file||1002||4 years 40 weeks ago||0||4 years 40 weeks ago|
|Adoption activist arrested for illegal re-entry||silent1||Case file||238||1 year 46 weeks ago||0||1 year 46 weeks ago|
|SON'S DEPORTATION ANGERS ADOPTIVE PARENT||Admin||Case file||345||5 years 31 weeks ago||0||5 years 31 weeks ago|
|STATE OF OHIO Appellee v. SANDRA ORANTES CRUZ Appellant||silent1||Case file||500||5 years 29 weeks ago||0||5 years 29 weeks ago|
|'Sorry, I can't disclose the identity of Haynes's mum'||Admin||Case file||755||4 years 35 weeks ago||0||4 years 35 weeks ago|
|Deporting Adult Adoptees||silent1||Case file||190||1 year 47 weeks ago||0||1 year 47 weeks ago|
|For 'man without a country,' tribulation trumps trial||silent1||Case file||232||1 year 46 weeks ago||0||1 year 46 weeks ago|
|Couple mourn deported son, 26 Man gunned down in native Brazil; he was adopted at 8||Admin||Case file||427||5 years 31 weeks ago||0||5 years 31 weeks ago|
|WOMAN REUNITES WITH SONS||silent1||Case file||508||5 years 29 weeks ago||0||5 years 29 weeks ago|
|High Court reserves order on Haynes plea in adoption case||Admin||Case file||616||4 years 24 weeks ago||0||4 years 24 weeks ago|
|Stranger in a strange land||silent1||Case file||236||1 year 46 weeks ago||0||1 year 46 weeks ago|
|Foreign adoptees try to avoid deportation||Admin||Case file||614||6 years 28 weeks ago||0||6 years 28 weeks ago|
|BILLS WOULD RELAX TERMS OF DEPORTATION LAWS||Admin||Case file||1625||5 years 31 weeks ago||4||1 year 45 weeks ago|
|BOARD LIFTS DEPORTATION ORDER||silent1||Case file||425||5 years 29 weeks ago||0||5 years 29 weeks ago|