(KCRA) Adult immigrants in Northern California are being adopted by American families with the promise of gaining U.S. citizenship, KCRA Investigates has learned.
Hundreds of immigrants from Sacramento to Marin County are shelling out $5,000 to $10,000 each for the chance to be adopted. Behind it all is a Sacramento nonprofit called Americans Helping America Chamber of Commerce Agency.
The concept of adult adoption leading to citizenship has spread through word of mouth and at churches within Northern California's Latino and Hispanic communities. But a KCRA 3 Investigation reveals, while adult adoption is legal, it has no effect on citizenship status
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