Feds targeted adoptee from South Korea because of crimes

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Andrew Selsky
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Monday, October 31, 2016
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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man who was adopted as a 3-year-old from South Korea....and flown to America is in detention awaiting deportation because of "the severity of his criminal history," U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said on Monday.

Adam Crapser was ordered deported last week....  No one sought U.S. citizenship for him as he grew up in America, abandoned by one adoptive family, thrown into the foster care system and winding up with abusive parents. The lack of citizenship made him liable for deportation, especially after he built a criminal record.

ICE prioritizes immigration enforcement resources "on individuals who pose a threat to national security, public safety, and border security," Rose M. Richeson, spokeswoman for ICE's Seattle field office, said in a statement.

Richeson cited Adam Crapser's criminal history...

Oregon court records reviewed by The Associated Press list charges all the way back to the early 1990s...

....Adam has a substantial criminal history," Walls wrote AP in an email. But she said some charges are duplicates...

The decision by a federal immigration judge last week not to give Crapser a reprieve for deportation was a big blow to his supporters...