So many deportation cases in the news lately

I do not know whether there has been an increase in deportations recently, or whether it has finally reached the point where people are starting to pay attention to this great injustice. Deportations of adoptees is not a new phenomenon.

I need to keep track of some deportation situations that need cases set up here on PPL, so I making a list on this blog post.
Perhaps if anyone has information about these people, they will forward it to help.

David Drouin, possibly aka Samio Drouin  pending deportation to Brazil     see

Updates and more information for these cases (as well as any of the other cases listed here )
Seo, mother of 3  -  31 yr awaiting deportation in AZ
Tim Yee - found homeless and injured
Man named Kim - attempted bank robbery in S Korea
Monte Haines aka Ho-kyu Han deported to S Korea                

Petition for citizenship for all US intercountry adoptees

A group that helps illegal immigrant children in foster care navigate the system to obtain legal status prior to adoption or turning 18.


More to research


Adam Carrigan - Colombia - `Right' decision on boy's U.S. citizenship backfires, Deportation looms for Colombian adoptee as church, family protest immigration law - 1997

Matthew Scherer, is this the same person as "Matthew" and  "Matthew Siller"?

Matthew Siller, 34, born here and adopted to the U.S. in 1978, said, “When I applied for college, because I did not have U.S. citizenship, schools charged expensive tuition as if I was a foreigner.”

An outcast both in school and his neighborhood, when he was 8 years old he told his adopted parents he wanted to return to Korea. “It was like speaking to a wall.”

He said, “My adopted parents adopted me to receive tax benefits.”

When he turned 18, his parents told him, “You can leave the house now.” He spent the next five years homeless, drifting around Los Angeles.

Matthew was born in Korea in 1978 and he went to the U.S. at the age of six months, but his parents did not naturalize him. He was not deported, but willingly returned to Korea in February 2011 to be close to his family and experience Korea as a young man.

When the Seoul government discovered that Matthew, technically an “overseas Korean citizen,” was back in the country, he received a compulsory enlistment notice from the Korean military. After a prolonged struggle over paperwork that reflected both his permanent residency in the U.S. and his Korean citizenship, Matthew was finally granted an exemption from military enlistment because he is also technically an “orphan.”

Matthew would like to have dual citizenship, just as other adoptees have that option. But because he received his Green Card only in the past few years, he would be in his 40s by the time he gains U.S. citizenship. In the interim, he would be required to live within the U.S. Meanwhile, adoptees with only U.S. citizenship may live in Korea indefinitely on an F-4 visa.

One adoptee was living in Korea voluntarily (Matthew Scherer),

Matthew Scherer

He is not a deportee even though he never gained US citizenship. He voluntarily travelled to Korea and while living gave up his green card. Therefore I don't think he qualifies as a deportation case.

re: Matthew Scherer

Thanks for the update on Matthew Scherer.

Is Matthew Scherer, is this the same person as "Matthew" and  "Matthew Siller"? in the above articles?

Matthew Siller is definitely

Matthew Siller is definitely Matthew Scherer. I looked up the original text in Korean and discovered that the name Scherer was transcribed in a wrong way. Most probably the journalist didn't understand the name and just transcribed it this way.

Thank you

Thanks bear8

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