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||336||5 years 38 weeks ago||0||5 years 38 weeks ago|
|GIRL ADOPTED BY U.S. COUPLE IS STILL INDIAN||Admin||Case file||1016||4 years 48 weeks ago||0||4 years 48 weeks ago|
|Adoption activist arrested for illegal re-entry||silent1||Case file||251||2 years 3 weeks ago||0||2 years 3 weeks ago|
|SON'S DEPORTATION ANGERS ADOPTIVE PARENT||Admin||Case file||360||5 years 40 weeks ago||0||5 years 40 weeks ago|
|STATE OF OHIO Appellee v. SANDRA ORANTES CRUZ Appellant||silent1||Case file||515||5 years 38 weeks ago||0||5 years 38 weeks ago|
|'Sorry, I can't disclose the identity of Haynes's mum'||Admin||Case file||770||4 years 43 weeks ago||0||4 years 43 weeks ago|
|Deporting Adult Adoptees||silent1||Case file||204||2 years 3 weeks ago||0||2 years 3 weeks ago|
|For 'man without a country,' tribulation trumps trial||silent1||Case file||246||2 years 3 weeks ago||0||2 years 3 weeks ago|
|Couple mourn deported son, 26 Man gunned down in native Brazil; he was adopted at 8||Admin||Case file||438||5 years 40 weeks ago||0||5 years 40 weeks ago|
|WOMAN REUNITES WITH SONS||silent1||Case file||516||5 years 38 weeks ago||0||5 years 38 weeks ago|
|High Court reserves order on Haynes plea in adoption case||Admin||Case file||629||4 years 33 weeks ago||0||4 years 33 weeks ago|
|Stranger in a strange land||silent1||Case file||270||2 years 3 weeks ago||0||2 years 3 weeks ago|
|Foreign adoptees try to avoid deportation||Admin||Case file||642||6 years 37 weeks ago||0||6 years 37 weeks ago|
|BILLS WOULD RELAX TERMS OF DEPORTATION LAWS||Admin||Case file||1675||5 years 40 weeks ago||4||2 years 2 weeks ago|
|BOARD LIFTS DEPORTATION ORDER||silent1||Case file||442||5 years 38 weeks ago||0||5 years 38 weeks ago|