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.
|Adoptees deported by US [opinion]||silent1||Case file||716||4 years 25 weeks ago||0||4 years 25 weeks ago|
|Adoptee Deportation Issue (blog post)||silent1||Case file||816||4 years 25 weeks ago||0||4 years 25 weeks ago|
|Adoptee Faces Deportation From Misprinted Birth Certificate||Admin||Case file||976||9 years 7 weeks ago||0||9 years 7 weeks ago|
|WADSWORTH MAN RETURNS TO BRAZIL||Admin||Case file||619||8 years 10 weeks ago||0||8 years 10 weeks ago|
|RESENTENCING EASES DEPORTATION THREAT||silent1||Case file||621||8 years 8 weeks ago||0||8 years 8 weeks ago|
|My Story||silent1||Case file||931||6 years 42 weeks ago||0||6 years 42 weeks ago|
|Born in a prison, now Rudi finds homes for people living rough||silent1||Case file||1064||4 years 24 weeks ago||1||3 years 26 weeks ago|
|Akron man faces deportation||Admin||Case file||1067||9 years 7 weeks ago||0||9 years 7 weeks ago|
|ADOPTEE IS CLOSER TO BEING DEPORTED||Admin||Case file||1077||8 years 10 weeks ago||0||8 years 10 weeks ago|
|MANEUVER MAY STOP DEPORTATION||silent1||Case file||823||8 years 8 weeks ago||0||8 years 8 weeks ago|
|'I'm scared to be just dropped off at the border'||silent1||Case file||333||4 years 25 weeks ago||0||4 years 25 weeks ago|
|Korea Daily Article in Korean||silent1||Case file||662||4 years 11 weeks ago||0||4 years 11 weeks ago|
|Newsbrief: Ohio Man Deported for Minor Marijuana Conviction Found Murdered in Brazil||Admin||Case file||1820||9 years 7 weeks ago||0||9 years 7 weeks ago|
|'THEY CAN'T TAKE ME. . . CAN THEY?'||Admin||Case file||710||8 years 10 weeks ago||0||8 years 10 weeks ago|
|SHE WONDERS IF SHE'LL SURVIVE IN EL SALVADOR||silent1||Case file||1035||8 years 8 weeks ago||0||8 years 8 weeks ago|