Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Radio Interview - Thursday at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Please tune into the following radio station at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, May 8, 2008.
You may listen on-line through this link:
J. McLane Layton, the executive director of EACH and co-author of the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 (the legislation that gives automatic US citizenship to IR3 visa kids) will be interviewed at 8:00 p.m. EST regarding current international adoption issues by Susan Allan (wife to former Virginia Senator Allen) who has a radio show on this station in Detroit, MI.
McLane is currently working on re-introducing the ICARE legislation to the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation is very detailed and calls for streamlining the U.S. immigration approval process by creating one adoption office, instead of having the State Dept. and USCIS working on adoptions.
Also, it would allow adoptive parents to register their children's adoption decrees at the U.S. Embassy and obtain a "citizen born abroad" certificate (like the ones that children born outside the U.S. to U.S. citizens receive now), so that the adopted child can travel on a U.S. passport because his/her U.S. citizenship right is fully recognized...etc.