I found the quote while poking around the Angry Adoptive Mom blog. I really should be cleaning the house in preparation for Thanksgiving guests. The food is ready, but the house could always use a few more hours….days….maybe even months!

The immigration debate and the adoption community

The anti-immigrant tone of the nativist side of the debate hurts adoptees. Xenophobia does not distinguish adoption-based immigration from other family based immigration. Hateful rhetoric citing unauthorized immigration and undocumented foreign nationals creates a hostile environment for any immigrant who may “look illegal”.

Here's a link to the whole article.

http://angryadoptivemom.blogspot.com/2010/11/allied-pov-international-adoption-and.html

I am so thankful for the two immigrants who live in our home. We haven't completed the final step in the journey to citizenship for them. We still need to apply for the Certificate of Citizenship (COC). It's another expense ($600 X 2), it's more paperwork and we just haven't gotten around to it. We will. We know proper documentation for adoptee immigrants is the responsibility of the adoptive parent. We'll get it, I promise!

I pray for all of those other immigrant kids who because of the lack of paperwork can be separated from family and loved ones at any time….whose lives are precariously perched all over America.

 

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