“Kairi Shepherd was an orphan living in India when a Utah woman adopted her in 1982 — a seemingly good turn of luck for the 3-month-old, which included her obtaining legal permanent resident status in the United States.
But when she was 8, her adoptive mother died of cancer. When she was 17, she was arrested and convicted of felony check forgery to fuel a drug habit. Now 30, she is facing likely deportation after a 10th Circuit Court ruling Tuesday that upheld the federal government’s right to remove her from the country.”
The sad tale of Kairi Shepherd, still unfolding, a hapless victim of an insensitive and increasingly brutal US immigration and penal system, first reported in 2008 in The Salt Lake Tribune. The original story is here, hosted on the site Pound Pup Legacy , devoted to the “dark side of adoption”, which has some more information on the case.
Some coverage from the Indian media, at the Hindustan Times for instance, US: Adopted Indian faces deportation . Fortunately, it appears that the Govt. of India may intervene to help Kairi ( Govt may help Kairi Shepherd ).