The blog Resist Racism offers an interesting look at the immigration issue here, and how it affects international adoptees whose parents fail to obtain citizenship for them. Apparently the number of adoptee deportations is growing:
Immigration and citizenship are going to become explosive problems in the near future, whether or not President Obama has the “appetite” (I’d say the “stomach”) to deal with them now. And this is evident in the adoption community, where white privilege and willful ignorance of anti-immigrant sentiment keeps parents from protecting their children.
I ran the numbers in a previous post and I predict there will be a lot more deportations of adult adopted persons in the years to come. As it stands, there are more than a dozen documented cases of adoptee deportations. In addition, last April the AP documented 55 cases of citizens erroneously deported. Erroneous detentions have spanned time periods ranging from one day to five years.
You may recall that I've written about the case of Jennifer Haynes in the past. Haynes is an adult adoptee who was deported to India nearly two years ago after she was convicted of several felonies. She remains in legal limbo in Mumbai.