A. This undated photo provided by Adam Crapser shows him around the age of 3 with his sister. Abandoned by one adoptive family, separated for nearly three decades from his only biological sister, and exposed to horrific
abuse by another American adoptive couple, Crapser struggled with
rejection, homelessness and crime. Now, as he’s nearing 40 and has
finally formed a family of his own, an immigration policy is threatening
to further punish him. A family adopted the girl, and got her
citizenship. (AP Photo/Adam Crapser)
B. Korean adoptee Adam Crapser, left, poses with daughters, Christal, 1, Christina, 5, and his wife, Anh Nguyen, in the family’s living room in Vancouver, Wash. on March 19, 2015. Crapser, whose adoptive parents neglected to make him a U.S. citizen, will face an immigration judge and could be separated from his family and deported to South Korea, a country he does not know. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)
Adoptee from South Korea faces deportation from US
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than three decades ago, a 3-year-old South Korean boy and his sister flew to the U.S. to become the adopted children of American citizens, but their life together didn’t last long.
They were abandoned by their American parents, sent into foster care and separated.
A family adopted the girl, and got her citizenship. The boy, who was eventually named Adam Crapser, wasn’t as fortunate: The parents he had were abusive, and never sought the green card or citizenship for him that they should have.
Now, at 39, after struggling with joblessness because of his lack of immigration papers, homelessness and crime, Crapser, a married father of three, is facing deportation because he’s not a citizen.
"The state abandoned him when he was a child," his attorney, Lori Walls, said. "Now the U.S. is throwing him out."
A deportation hearing is set for April 2.