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Stop the Deportation of Russell David Green

Do you remember the Citizenship for all US Intercountry Adoptees petition we posted here, dear reader?  It’s safe to say that the petition, created by Korean Focus and two leaders in the adoptee community, is sending a strong message to Senator Mary Landrieu, Senator James M. Inhofe, Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, and Congresswoman Karen Bass, the co-chairs of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption.  The petition is “this close” to reaching the goal of 1,000 signatures.  Boom!  If you haven’t already done so, you can sign the petition here.

Come on.  Take a few minutes.  Help the sprint to the finish, AND while you’re at it, take 2 minutes to read, sign, and pass along the petition to Stop the Deportation of Russell David Green, a current case in New York.

The Citizenship for all US Intercountry Adoptees petition has done a fantastic job of raising awareness.  Now a group of adoptees here in Minnesota is offering you, dear reader, the opportunity to work with them to stop the current deportation case of Russell David Green, a mixed-raced Korean adoptee, a father of three children.  Come on.  Take a few minutes to read, sign, and pass along the petition, that includes you Children’s Home Society & Family Services (CHSFS), Spence-Chapin Adoption Services, and Joint Council on International Children’s Services (JCICS).  I’m sure raising awareness about this case places you in an awkward position, but this is a petition that even you and I can agree on.  Don’t be a troll…and I mean that in the nicest way possible.

Read.  Sign.  Pass along.  Work with the adoptee community to obtain 10,000 signatures from and beyond the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

A note from the petition organizers

Dear Friends,

We need your help to stop the deportation of Russell David Green, a mixed-race Korean adoptee, who was not naturalized as a child and who now as an adult faces possible deportation on January 1, 2012. Russell needs your support to convince the U.S. Immigration Court to keep him in the United States, the only home he has known for the vast majority of his life.

You don’t have to be… an adoptee to sign this petition. Anyone can sign it. We encourage you to ask your friends and families to help Russell remain home. If you are an Adoptee or know adoptees, Russell’s story could be yours or theirs— a child who immigrated to the U.S. to be adopted but whose naturalization was never completed through no fault of his.

Imagine being forced to leave your “forever home” to reside permanently in a foreign country for the rest of your life without knowing the language and culture and without having shelter, a job, family and friends simply because adults failed to act in your “best interests” to ensure that you, when you were a child, were safe. The news media in recent years have reported that adoptees who have been deported to their countries of origin have been homeless, jobless, alienated, separated from their loved ones, and even murdered.

Russell David Green needs your urgent support. Please sign this petition Stop the deportation of Russell David Green and Other Adoptee Immigrants. Our goal is to reach 10,000 signatures by January 1, 2012. To learn more and to take action, please visit:

Thank you!
Justice for Adoptees Coalition

6 Comments on Stop the Deportation of Russell David Green

  1. With your help the KF petition met its goal of 1000 signatures – thank you, Kevin! Now to push the petition supporting Russell Green to 10,000!!!

  2. miriam cruz // August 25, 2012 at 2:29 pm // Reply

    what happened to the case did he win

  3. DORCAS SILOMO MWALI // December 1, 2012 at 11:58 pm // Reply

    Am very worried what will happen if adopted child like RUSSELL DAVID GREEN deported an innocent child, let him enjoy peaceful mind like other children. DORCAS MWALI

  4. DORCAS SILOMO MWALI // December 2, 2012 at 12:12 am // Reply

    on behalf of innocent and there rights to stay happy and comfortable, how can we differetiate between child abuse and child deported? These kids needs our love and care

  5. It is written in the Holy Bible when Moses we’ve all read about to speak of a very important statement about adoption back then ,even though it was really thievery and baby killings of any first born male newborn baby ,like in our days -Moses announced to the Pharaoh “Let My People Go !! It started from an evil source,as no one would help the mothers get onto her feet to recover and was written for humans to help one another,not help themselves to take someone elses baby-in the ten commandments it is written Thy shall not steal !! So adoption was carried by the way of via the devil to cause mayhem ,cruelty of the worst kind as children were trafficked and tortured by strangers ,not their blood kin,of course saying no sin goes unpunished is written and that was for all humans not to kill.Love thy neighbor but do not covet their children(steal).For what it’s worth the adoptees were born survivers ,yet too many were lied to and in turn they caused mayhem,none of the beginning was their fault ,but once any human knows for sure the real right and wrong then that’s a climb up for them,while their AP’s fight hard to withhold any evidence of their back heritage by blood that doesn’t work with any ancestry search project of their past relatives -all they know are is the family that raised them are not related at all.Many adoptees died form AP’s held back medical history that’s critical to their very lives a doctor would say,no made up blood or illness that is herediary would never be detected so therefore causing the adoptee low odds of a long lfe,this is not the interest of the child ,it tells right out it is in the interest of the AP’s which is not to be a complement -to risk their adoptees life making sure their records are sealed so it separates the rightful child with the blood kin mother.Adoptees are survivors of 80 or 90 year old,missing their own 1st parents all their grieveing lives ,a lot of the time was caused by greed,it costs money to search for the 1st real parents that could not find their own sons and daughters.Adoption is ugly,(back in the 30’s when the depression hit some stole to get wealthy -someturned into a multi billion dollar industry ,it should be gone ,vanished like Russia when they banned adoption ,then some others followed suit,this is close to a hundred year separation for grown adults never to meet0It is not a free world the civil war did not win,as adoptees and their 1st mothers rights have been taken by our own government yet no one owns up to this out of shame maybe,priests,nuns,and churchs are apologizing,but the poor have yet to be mentioned,if a woman was 9 months pregnant and husband takes all the savings leaving the abandon wife ,mother to be in the worst crisis,no one ever offered to help,NOT HELP THEMSELVESTO YOUR BABY,the agency take’s babys and charges thousands of dollars 50,000,The Worlds Gone Mad

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