Thursday, October 27, 2016

Korean Adoptee to be Deported

Adoptee Adam Crapser denied relief by immigration judge, according to NBC News:

Adam Crapser, who was adopted from Korea to the United States at the age of three, is expected to be deported after an immigration judge ruled this week against relief which would have allowed him to remain in the United States, according to the Adoptee Rights Campaign.

Crapser's adoptive parents did not apply for his naturalization, making him one of an estimated 35,000 intercountry adoptees who do not have U.S. citizenship and can be deported to their country of birth for crimes ranging from forging checks to murder, according to advocates.

Crapser has been convicted of burglary and assault, according to the Associated Press. He got into trouble with the law after he broke into his allegedly abusive parents' home — it was, he said, to retrieve the Korean Bible and rubber shoes that came with him from the orphanage — and later it was for stealing cars and assaulting a roommate.

Federal immigration officials told the Associated Press they became aware of Crapser after he applied to renew his green card two years age.

 Unless and until Congress passes the Adoptee Citizenship Act, we will be seeing more of these stories. See more about the Adoptee Citizenship Act here.

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