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BKA Discussion Group - Citizenship

  • 08/14/2019
  • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Impact Hub (50 Mllk St, Boston) - Socrates Room on 15th Floor

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As transnational adoptees, we were born in one country and traveled thousands of miles to another country to become a part of the United States. Later as older children and adults, some of us have made the journey back (some of us, many times!) to become more involved in the countries and cultures of our birth. This discussion will focus on adoptees and citizenship--specifically the issue of adoptees without citizenship in the United States & on dual citizenship in South Korea. This discussion will provide us opportunities to reflect on what citizenship & belonging means to us as adoptees, on clarifying the struggles faced by adoptees without citizenship, and other topics at the intersection of adoption & immigration. We will also discuss ways to support adoptees without citizenship and get involved in the fight for the 2019 Adoptee Citizenship Act, which would grant citizenship to all individuals adopted by U.S. citizens who do not have U.S. citizenship, including those with criminal records and/or those who have chosen to self-deport or been deported. For those of us considering applying for an F-4 visa or dual citizenship in Korea, this session will also provide information about the process.

Funding for this event is provided by a grant from Korea Adoption Services.

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