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Please Support Intercountry Adoptees Right to U.S. Citizenship


We send out our deepest appreciation to Senator Lisa Murkowski for co-sponsoring the bipartisan Adoptee Citizenship Act. (S. 1554)
As of 5/12/2020 we have 8 co-sponsors on the Senate Bill (S. 1554) and 59 co-sponsors on the House Bill. (H.R. 2731)
We need your additional support to get this bill passed.
Please reach out to your congressional members to support intercountry adoptees rights to U.S. citizenship.


The Adoptee Citizenship Act
The Adoptee Citizenship Act will provide automatic acquisition of United States citizenship for certain internationally adopted individuals, and for other purposes. It would in part close the loophole for most adult adoptees who do not currently benefit from the Child Citizenship Act of 2000. The bills will grant an adoptee born outside of the U.S. who was adopted by a U.S. citizen parent automatic U.S. citizenship if he or she meets the following conditions:
 - Adopted by a U.S. citizen parent before reaching the age of 18
 - Physically present in the U.S. in the legal custody of a U.S. citizen parent (pursuant to a lawful admission) before reaching the age of 18
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Never acquired U.S. citizenship before the enactment of this bill; and Resides in the U.S. on the date of the enactment of this bill

The bill would allow adopted individuals residing outside of the U.S. to automatically become a U.S. citizen once he or she is physically present in the U.S., if they meet the following conditions:  
 - Undergo and pass criminal background checks that shows they do not have any unresolved criminal activity.
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