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.
|RESENTENCING EASES DEPORTATION THREAT||silent1||Case file||456||6 years 28 weeks ago||0||6 years 28 weeks ago|
|The Difficult Identities of Post-War Black Children of GIs||silent1||Case file||1535||5 years 9 weeks ago||1||3 years 15 weeks ago|
|Adoptees deported by US [opinion]||silent1||Case file||363||2 years 45 weeks ago||0||2 years 45 weeks ago|
|Adoptee Deportation Issue (blog post)||silent1||Case file||461||2 years 44 weeks ago||0||2 years 44 weeks ago|
|Akron man faces deportation||Admin||Case file||784||7 years 26 weeks ago||0||7 years 26 weeks ago|
|ADOPTEE IS CLOSER TO BEING DEPORTED||Admin||Case file||644||6 years 29 weeks ago||0||6 years 29 weeks ago|
|MANEUVER MAY STOP DEPORTATION||silent1||Case file||656||6 years 28 weeks ago||0||6 years 28 weeks ago|
|My Story||silent1||Case file||721||5 years 9 weeks ago||0||5 years 9 weeks ago|
|Born in a prison, now Rudi finds homes for people living rough||silent1||Case file||729||2 years 44 weeks ago||1||1 year 45 weeks ago|
|Newsbrief: Ohio Man Deported for Minor Marijuana Conviction Found Murdered in Brazil||Admin||Case file||1316||7 years 26 weeks ago||0||7 years 26 weeks ago|
|'THEY CAN'T TAKE ME. . . CAN THEY?'||Admin||Case file||456||6 years 29 weeks ago||0||6 years 29 weeks ago|
|SHE WONDERS IF SHE'LL SURVIVE IN EL SALVADOR||silent1||Case file||790||6 years 28 weeks ago||0||6 years 28 weeks ago|
|'I'm scared to be just dropped off at the border'||silent1||Case file||168||2 years 45 weeks ago||0||2 years 45 weeks ago|
|Korea Daily Article in Korean||silent1||Case file||416||2 years 31 weeks ago||0||2 years 31 weeks ago|
|Deported first offender dies in a homeland he never understood||Admin||Case file||3312||7 years 26 weeks ago||0||7 years 26 weeks ago|