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Supporters Aim To Protect Adult Adoptees From Deportation: NPR

May 19, 2015 (1 min read)

"STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Let's meet some people left behind by changing rules of adoption. This story involves some of the thousands of people adopted from abroad into the United States.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: When adoptive parents bring home kids from many countries, the children become U.S. citizens as soon as they arrive, but that doesn't apply to every child, and years ago, when the law was different, it didn't apply to any of them.

INSKEEP: That has meant that some adoptees who have spent almost their whole lives in the United States have not become citizens and have even been deported. Here's Alexandra Starr of NPR's Code Switch team. ..." - NPR, May 19, 2015.