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Keep this adoptee here in the US where we promised him a "forever" home!

Posted by on Mar. 16, 2015 at 8:35 AM
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#KEEPADAMHOME: STOP ADAM CRAPSER'S DEPORTATION NOW

http://action.18mr.org/crapser/

In 1979, Adam Crapser arrived in the United States as a Korean adoptee. Accompanied by his older sister, Adam’s life in this country quickly became a nightmare.

First adopted by the Wright family in Michigan, Adam found himself the victim of physical abuse. In 1986 and without completing Adam’s naturalization papers, the Wrights relinquished their parental rights to county services in an effort to “rehome” the adopted siblings. As wards of the state, the county separated Adam from his sister and sent him to live in a group home.

One year into life in the group home, Adam was adopted the by Thomas and Dolly-Jean Crapser in Oregon who – along with their biological children – subjected Adam to unspeakable physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and torture. Four long years later, the Crapsers were arrested, charged, and plead guilty to multiple counts of child abuse, child sex abuse, and child rape.

No doubt, Adam Crapser is a survivor. And like many survivors of abuse and violence, he bears the life-long marks of trauma. Despite this, Adam is building a life as a married father of three children, with a fourth due this spring. Now, he’s focused on living a healthy, productive life in the country he calls home.

But the federal government isn’t so quick to let Adam call America his home. In January, the Department of Homeland Security slapped him with deportation papers. Just a few short weeks from now, Adam will begin the proceedings that will determine whether or not he’ll continue building a life with his family in the only country he’s ever known as home, or if he’ll be deported to Korea – a land to which he has no connection.

With Adam’s hearing bearing down on April 2nd, there is a way to bring the threat of deportation to a full-stop. Raphael Sanchez, the person at the helm of the Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC), has the power to completely end these legal proceedings against Adam. The OCC is the office that prosecutes immigrants before the Immigration Court. In an act of prosecutorial discretion, Sanchez could call for administrative closure – essentially walking away from the case and having it closed by the court. Once this happens, Adam can renew his green card indefinitely.

Even more, legislative efforts are underway to grant retroactive citizenship to all international adoptees whose naturalizations were not originally covered by the Child Citizenship Act (CCA) of 2000. An amendment to the CCA would allow Adam to stay home with his family and finally receive the citizenship that was promised to him – but this can only happen if he isn’t deported.

Adam’s children need him. His wife needs him. This country is his home, and he should not be deported because his abusive adoptive parents failed to complete his naturalization paperwork.

Demand that Raphael Sanchez #KeepAdamHome by enacting administrative closure on Adam Crapser’s deportation case.
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theboyfactory
by on Mar. 16, 2015 at 8:41 AM
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It would be totally disgusting if they deport him.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Mar. 16, 2015 at 8:43 AM
This is terrible :( How do so many monsters get ahold of children? They should be required to do a pysch evaluation or something!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Mar. 16, 2015 at 8:45 AM
If he's married to an American, how can they deport him?
BobKitten13
by Gold Member on Mar. 16, 2015 at 8:47 AM
I wouldn't think he would be deported. At least I would hope not.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 16, 2015 at 8:49 AM
You don't automatically become a citizen when you marry a citizen. You still have to do it the paperwork and apply. They cab reject you. And that would only give you a green card. They cab still deport people with green cards.

From what I infer, this guy has nothing.

Quoting Anonymous 1: If he's married to an American, how can they deport him?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Mar. 16, 2015 at 8:50 AM
With his background and living his whole life in the US how can they honestly reject him? That's disgusting if they do.

Quoting Anonymous 2: You don't automatically become a citizen when you marry a citizen. You still have to do it the paperwork and apply. They cab reject you. And that would only give you a green card. They cab still deport people with green cards.

From what I infer, this guy has nothing.

Quoting Anonymous 1: If he's married to an American, how can they deport him?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 16, 2015 at 8:51 AM
While I agree he should be allowed to remain regardless, I'm really curious as to why this isn't something he took care of himself as an adult? He's had many years now.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 16, 2015 at 8:52 AM
Oh I totally agree it would be disgusting.

But it would also be legal.

Quoting Anonymous 1: With his background and living his whole life in the US how can they honestly reject him? That's disgusting if they do.

Quoting Anonymous 2: You don't automatically become a citizen when you marry a citizen. You still have to do it the paperwork and apply. They cab reject you. And that would only give you a green card. They cab still deport people with green cards.

From what I infer, this guy has nothing.

Quoting Anonymous 1: If he's married to an American, how can they deport him?
mcginnisc
by *Claire-Bear* on Mar. 16, 2015 at 8:58 AM
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This has me wondering what the regulations were in regards to citizenship back in the 70's-2000 before the USCIS became the be all and end all for International adoptions and how citizenship is now handled. 

Sadly, they have a case since his naturalization papers were not completed. I'm wondering why the county never filed them once the first family dissolved the adoption and relinquished them to the state. Are his sister's papers completed or is she battling as well? 

When we adopted Lilly, she became a US citizen as soon as she crossed immigration lines when we landed in the US. They have changed the process over the years. It depends on what documents are filed while in China at the US Embassy...if you file one document, the child is a citizen upon crossing immigration lines, if you file a different document, the child is not a citizen until both parents sign it formally and file it...then, once here you have to file for their CoC- Certificate of Citizenship.  

It would be a shame for him to be deported. He entered this country as a young child legally...this is a failure on our government if they did not continue the process of naturalization after he was relinquished to the state. 

Claire


" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 

mcginnisc
by *Claire-Bear* on Mar. 16, 2015 at 9:00 AM


Quoting Anonymous 3: While I agree he should be allowed to remain regardless, I'm really curious as to why this isn't something he took care of himself as an adult? He's had many years now.

He may not have known. He may have thought his first adoptive parents completed the naturalization process before he was relinquished to the state. The state, however, should have made sure all documents were completed and if not, they should have completed them to prevent this from happening. 

Claire


" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 

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