What’s to do after Congress failed yet again to fix US citizenship for intercountry adoptees? Our own work.
Getting Your Own Immigration Records
A resource for intercountry adoptees to obtain their own immigration records through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Should I Wait for Congress? Or Should I Naturalize Now?
Two key questions I often discuss with intercountry adoptee clients who do not have US citizenship.
Latest on Citizenship for Intercountry Adoptees
A stripped down version of the Adoptee Citizenship Act has passed the House. But it’s not the actual ACA. It’s now an amendment to a much larger and unrelated bill.
Immigration Provisions in the Build Back Better Bill
The Build Back Better bill contains provisions that could help millions of undocumented people, including some intercountry adoptees, though its impact is limited.
My Name is Monica Ross
I need your support to get the Adoptee Citizenship Act enacted. Support me and the thousands of other intercountry adoptees who are in the same situation.
How Adjusting the ‘Immigration Registry’ Could Help Intercountry Adoptees
A tweak to the ‘immigration registry’ could help millions of undocumented people, including many intercountry adoptees. Here’s how it would work.
FAQ: U.S. Citizenship for Intercountry Adoptees
Information about issues concerning US citizenship and intercountry adoptees, including how the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2021 may resolve those issues.
What Works, What’s Broken, and Who Bears the Cost
How current U.S. immigration law has failed intercountry adoptees.
The Kafkaesque Case of James Christian Werthmann
I’m not the first person to conjure up Kafka as a way to describe James Werthmann’s case. The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recognized the absurdity immediately.