"Kairi Shepherd was an orphan living in India
when a Utah woman adopted her in 1982 — a seemingly good turn of luck
for the 3-month-old, which included her obtaining legal permanent
resident status in the United States. But when she was 8, her adoptive mother died of
cancer. When she was 17, she was arrested and convicted of felony check
forgery to fuel a drug habit. Now 30, she is facing likely deportation
after a 10th Circuit Court ruling Tuesday that upheld the federal
government’s right to remove her from the country." - David Montero, Salt Lake Tribune, May 9, 2012.