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Indian Adoptee Faces Deportation
Kairi Shepherd, now 30, of Utah, was adopted from India when she was 3 months old. Her Mom died when she was 8 and she was shuffled around from relative to relative. At age 17, she was arrested for fraudulent check use, and she served jail time.
It recently came to the attention of the US government that Kairi is not an American citizen because her Mom didn’t finish some paperwork before she died. Kairi is now about to be deported! She has never been back to India and doesn’t know any Indian languages. What makes this case even more of an emergency is that Kairi suffers from MS, and she will not be able to get the kind of treatment and attention in India that she can get in the USA.
Friends, adoptive parents, adoptees, NRIs and friends in India, will you please follow the link below and send a brief message to the Indian Consul General in San Francisco, saying that the U.S. is committing a human rights violation in removing Kairi Shepherd, an adult adoptee with MS whose mother died before naturalizing her.
The Indian Foreign Office and Consulate are conferring about whether to comply with the US government’s request to supply Kairi with the travel document she needs to be put on a plane. We believe that messages to the Consul General will make a difference. Let him know that adoptive families, adoptees and NRIs trust them to do what is right for this unfortunate one of their citizens. It seems the U.S. is unable to.
As they say in India, kindly do the needful.
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