While most of the United States' focus on illegal immigrants is about deporting them from the country, sometimes it's the Americans who are being deported from countries abroad.
The United States is not the only county to allow deporting noncitizens from its territory when an unlawful act is committed. In fact, Japan, Australia, and the United Kingdom have some fairly strict immigration laws as well, and with growing numbers of refugees, some nations are tightening the reins.
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Here are five instances in which Americans have been deported back to the States:
1. Earlier this year, 11 Americans
along with four Canadians were deported from Bali after failing to have a working permit for a photo shoot that was not covered by tourist visas, according to The Jakarta Post
2. In January 2015,
South Korean-born American Shin Eun-mi visited the nation in which she was born and spoke positively of North Korea in public speeches, which violates national security and immigration control law. She was deported back to the U.S.
3. U.S. citizen and actress "Amy"
was expelled from South Korea after being fined 5 million won – about $4,600 – for abusing Zolpidem, a psychotropic drug, according to Soompi
. She had previously been sentenced to prison for abusing Propofol.
4. South Korean singer Yoo Seung Jun
said he would enlist himself into South Korea's mandatory military service, but three months prior to signing up, he traveled to the United States and obtained citizenship. The South Korean government placed a prohibition of entry on the singer for violation of military law, deporting him back to the U.S., Soompi reported
. He temporarily re-entered the country for a funeral in 2006.
5. A California native
who goes by the name "Crash" told The New York Times
in 2008 he was deported from Mexico to the United States after not being in possession of a passport at a checkpoint in the state of Oaxaca. Crash returned to Mexico immediately after being returned to U.S. territory and was arrested again for trying to smuggle illegal immigrants across the border. He was released along the border with a warning, but went back to Mexico.
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