Take Two for February 18, 2013

Immigration reform's unintended impact on foster care kids

Twenty-Five Children Naturalized At DC Citizenship Ceremony

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Born in Bulgaria, Stephanie Marinova (R), 7, sits with her adopted mother Beatrice Tolidjian of Annandale, VA, during the children's citizenship ceremony at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office November 14, 2011 in Fairfax, Virginia. In celebration of National Adoption Month, 25 children representing nine countries, including Bulgaria, China, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Korea, Liberia, Russia, Taiwan and Vietnam, celebrated their U.S. citizenship during the ceremony.

As Congress prepares to tackle immigration reform, two Southland Democrats are addressing an unintended consequence of the current policy. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says it involves thousands of U.S.-born children of undocumented parents in foster care.    


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