There are many adults now who reside in the United States who were victims of adoption fraud. As children they were taken from their families abroad many from which are from Latin America. These children fall prey to many circumstances like forced labor, human trafficking, changed identities, and total separation from any biological family or relevant family history. Many go through the years trying to find out who they once were as well as any explanation to what happen to them as children. Often this takes a lot of time and money researching DNA results as well as records located in other countries that are often falsified and fragmented.
Many start this journey usually without a promise for closure or the truth. Most often those that do find their families are forced to visit their families in what was once their home country. With so many stipulations to obtaining Visa’s families that suffer in this situation are forced to suffer yet another obstacle of visiting each other in the future. There should be an exception to individuals in this type of situation who never asked to be separated from their families or to be in the US to begin with. A mother, father or immediate biological family member should be allowed at least a tourist visa so that they may visit their loved ones within the US. Currently there is no provision within immigration to remedy this situation.
In most cases the most difficult issue with obtaining a Visa is proving that the relative has a reason to return home. This process often asks that they be in very good financial standing as well as own property that’s of enough value to win the auditors approval. Many go through this process with the help of the US family member only to be denied, and ultimately end up spending money over and over again repeating this process. This is a great injustice to those struggling within the US to find closure to a life long struggle for the truth. It’s also a great injustice to deny a family the privilege of spending time with a love one after so many years of lost time has been stolen.