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.
|Adoption activist arrested for illegal re-entry||silent1||Case file||224||1 year 35 weeks ago||0||1 year 35 weeks ago|
|SON'S DEPORTATION ANGERS ADOPTIVE PARENT||Admin||Case file||336||5 years 20 weeks ago||0||5 years 20 weeks ago|
|DEPORTATION FIGHT NOT OVER JUST YET||silent1||Case file||323||5 years 18 weeks ago||0||5 years 18 weeks ago|
|GIRL ADOPTED BY U.S. COUPLE IS STILL INDIAN||Admin||Case file||984||4 years 28 weeks ago||0||4 years 28 weeks ago|
|'Sorry, I can't disclose the identity of Haynes's mum'||Admin||Case file||744||4 years 23 weeks ago||0||4 years 23 weeks ago|
|Deporting Adult Adoptees||silent1||Case file||178||1 year 35 weeks ago||0||1 year 35 weeks ago|
|For 'man without a country,' tribulation trumps trial||silent1||Case file||219||1 year 35 weeks ago||0||1 year 35 weeks ago|
|Couple mourn deported son, 26 Man gunned down in native Brazil; he was adopted at 8||Admin||Case file||416||5 years 20 weeks ago||0||5 years 20 weeks ago|
|STATE OF OHIO Appellee v. SANDRA ORANTES CRUZ Appellant||silent1||Case file||474||5 years 18 weeks ago||0||5 years 18 weeks ago|
|High Court reserves order on Haynes plea in adoption case||Admin||Case file||597||4 years 13 weeks ago||0||4 years 13 weeks ago|
|Stranger in a strange land||silent1||Case file||217||1 year 35 weeks ago||0||1 year 35 weeks ago|
|Foreign adoptees try to avoid deportation||Admin||Case file||586||6 years 17 weeks ago||0||6 years 17 weeks ago|
|BILLS WOULD RELAX TERMS OF DEPORTATION LAWS||Admin||Case file||1563||5 years 20 weeks ago||4||1 year 34 weeks ago|
|WOMAN REUNITES WITH SONS||silent1||Case file||496||5 years 18 weeks ago||0||5 years 18 weeks ago|
|Jennifer’s Children Want Their Mother Home||Admin||Case file||681||4 years 13 weeks ago||0||4 years 13 weeks ago|