Lt. Governor Chin Meets with Korean Consul General Young Hoon Kang

Lt. Governor Chin recently met with Korean Consul General Young Hoon Kang to discuss the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2018, which will provide U.S. citizenship for adoptees, many of whom were born in Korea in the 1950s following the Korean War.  This bipartisan legislation, introduced by U.S. Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri and Senator Mazie Hirono, along with U.S. Representatives Adam Smith of Washington and Chris Smith of New Jersey, is intended to right a wrong for the many international adoptees who were adopted by American parents and raised as Americans.   An estimated 35,000-75,000 international adoptees are impacted and living in the United States without citizenship despite being adopted by American citizens and raised in this country their entire lives.