Home Lifestyle Michael Libberton was brought to Illinois for adoption from Colombia in 1978. He found out only 5 years ago he isn’t a citizen.

Michael Libberton was brought to Illinois for adoption from Colombia in 1978. He found out only 5 years ago he isn’t a citizen.

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Gregory Luce, Libberton’s immigration attorney, has helped multiple people in this situation and said differences in the law mean that some adoptees automatically become U.S. citizens, depending on their age and which visa they entered on. But those who do not get automatic citizenship must go through the naturalization process; Luce noted that the fee, which is $725 and does not include paying an attorney, can be prohibitive.

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