The Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2019 will grant automatic citizenship to all qualifying international adoptees adopted by U.S. citizen parents, regardless of the date on which the adoption was finalized. To date, at least 50 intercountry adoptees in the U.S. have been deported to their countries of birth.
While residing in the U.S., adoptees without citizenship face barriers to accessing employment, health care, social security benefits and government issued identification. After being deported, they struggle to survive and rebuild their lives in countries where they do not know the language, are unequipped to navigate the culture, and are separated from everyone they have ever known.
This important piece of legislation is currently sitting in the Immigration Subcommittee in the House of Representatives. We need YOUR help to move it to the House Floor for a vote.
Please fill out the form below so that we know what actions you are willing to take to help us obtain citizenship for all adoptees!
Note: For the virtual visits with Congressional members, we are looking for constituents of Congressional Members in the House Immigration Subcommittee and House Judiciary Committee first so please don’t be concerned if you do not hear from us right away.