Deportation, Custody Issues, and Adoption

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May 16, 2017 file photo, Don Bisdorf, of Ann Arbor, Mich., carries a sign to stop deportations at a rally outside a federal courthouse in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Deportation, Custody Issues, and Adoption

The Associated Press has published an interesting story, if not another legal issue that the courts are facing because of President Trump’s massive deportations and family border separation policy.

If parents are separated from their children and the federal government cannot find or reunite the parents, what happens to the children after their parents are physically removed from the United States? The children are placed for adoption.

With no one available to contest the adoption proceedings, what ends up happening is that the children are easily adopted, bypassing the complicated adoption process which includes termination of parental rights.

This no doubt will result in a flood of cases in family courts and it will work its way up through the appellate court system and most likely the U.S. Supreme Court as immigration law collides with state law and family court.

The full story can be read below.

Alexander Hernandez, Esq.
Twitter @mcatty_alex

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