Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Adoptees Travel to Congress to Advocate for Citizenship Bill - NBC News

My article for NBC Asian America
"This day of action is one day of escalation to show the broad support for getting this bill passed, but the adoptee-led efforts will continue until the work is done," Emily Kessel, advocacy director at NAKASEC, told NBC News. "I was adopted from South Korea and my adoptive parents naturalized me. But even if they wouldn't have taken this step, I would still automatically be a U.S. citizen. But how can it be that there are intercountry adoptees, who were also adopted by U.S. parents, but they do not have citizenship?"
Adoptees Travel to Congress to Advocate for Citizenship Bill - NBC News

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