- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Sacramento nonprofit is under investigation for allegedly claiming adult adoption is a path to legal immigration.

KCRA-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1RINZeL ) that dozens of FBI and immigration agents served Americans Helping America a search warrant on Tuesday. No charges have been filed against the business.

Agency Chairman Dr. Helaman Hansen says the investigation is likely due to a former employee, who inappropriately handled adoptions.

Attorney Joseph LaCome has filed a class action lawsuit against the organization accusing AHA of fraud.

He says dozens of immigrants say they paid $5,000 to $10,000 to be adopted, thinking it would lead to citizenship.

Adult adoption is legal and is commonly used for estate planning, formalizing parent-child relationships and to care for a disabled adult. LaCome says it has no bearing on immigration status.


Information from: KCRA-TV.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide