61 thoughts on “Adopted and Returned

  1. I can’t imagine the kind of treatment he’s received in the “detention facility”. Not to mention what this has done to his family. This is absolutely ridiculous. It’s clear there’s a flaw in the system and he should be granted citizenship considering there’s documentation to prove he was adopted and abandoned. Sick to my stomach just reading about it.

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  2. This is heartbreaking. I can’t comprehend the adoptive parents abandoning him. Why did they even bother to adopt in the first place? I stopped reading the comments after the first one I saw said, “We learn to obey the rules in kindergarten.” Infuriating.

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  3. I just read this and immediately thought of you. Although I can understand deporting people who choose to come here and then commit crimes, that is not the case for this man. This man’s crimes were a direct result of his upbringing, an upbringing he did not choose. He didn’t choose to come here and yet he was brought here, raised here and this is all he knows. To rip him away from here and to send him back because of the US government’s own failure to protect him and provide him with a good home, is completely unjust.

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      • It’s very sad that there are so many children in this situation. You’ve brought an online presence and discussion to a on-going problem that many tend to overlook. What you’ve done and continue to do by telling your story is very important.

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  4. This is just wrong. What the hell is wrong with people? I read this story yesterday, too, and Ive have been scouring my social media sites, checking what others have to say. I want to yell at all those ridiculous damn “people” to SHOW SOME GODDAMN HUMANITY.

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  5. I immediately thought of you when I read this news story yesterday. Its outrageous. I know that judges have some discretion with the way they apply the law. Surely, this is not the intended use of the law used in this case. This is just so wrong on so many levels. WTF?

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  6. That’s terrible, you would think adoption, especially when very young would automatically make one a citizen. What;s next? They start genetic testing to trace our family history & start randomly jettisoning people out of the country? Heartbreaking bs & the damn judge is an @ss, having a criminal record doesn’t make someone less American.

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  7. Wow!! That is ridiculous and just plain sad! What the hell has our country come to that this is the “important” matters to deal with? Meahwhile, we’re bringing in people by the busloads that we know nothing about.. but hey, let’s just deport some people who have been here their whole lives and deserve to be here! Yeah, that’s a great idea, let’s do that!
    My sister-in-law was born in Canada, she’s lived here since she was a preteen. A few years ago, she went back to visit a sick family member with her husband and children, she almost didn’t get to come home because apparently her mom never filed the necessary paperwork for her to be a citizen! Never mind the fact that she worked for a state prison for years, they didn’t catch it then!
    Our system is seriously flawed and I pray that this poor family, and all like them, get the help they need and get to stay.
    I don’t understand how they aren’t automatically citizens when they’re adopted and brought here, makes no sense to me!

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  8. I read about this case, and it’s one of those areas where we need Immigration reform. Since 2000, children adopted out of country by US citizens will automatically become a US citizen when they enter the country as long as they’re under 18 and the adoption is final. If your adoption was before 2000, then it’s a convoluted mess.

    There are agreements in place for some countries that won’t take their citizens back. If the guy was from Vietnam and entered during certain period of time, he would not be deportable by an agreement between the US and Vietnam. Likewise, if he was Cuban, he wouldn’t be deportable either. If we’re going to be all about equal opportunity, then we have to really be about equal opportunity for all.

    The judge in this case should reconsider his order. The guy obviously had the cards stacked against him. This is one of those cases where Congress, or a member of Congress, should step in and do what’s right for this guy. Then again, Congress couldn’t legislate a law on how to boil water right now, so I have no confidence in them doing anything to help.

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      • Immigration judges could grant Crasper a waiver of his charges which would allow him to apply for citizenship or even remain in the US as a permanent resident. If his criminal history was in his young years, I think that would be allowable or even advisable. I’ve seen people with serious criminal histories get waivers or pardons from immigration judges before, so I don’t know what’s the motivation behind this particular judge’s actions.

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          • I don’t even think it’s being sympathetic. The judge isn’t being a realist if you ask me. The one silver lining in all this is that he’s married to a USC, and that qualifies him for immigration benefits. They can try to hold his criminal history over his head, but a good immigration attorney would be able to get waivers for that even if he had to return to Korea to get an immigrant visa and come back.

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  9. I don’t know what to say. This is totally inhumane. He did not ask to come to this country at 3 years old, he was brought here by American citizens. I cannot imagine the effects his deportation would have on his little girls.

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