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Woman Fears Adopted Son Will Be Deported

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A local woman fears the son she adopted from the Philippines will be deported because he is not a U.S. citizen, KMBC's Lara Moritz reported.

"He's an American, but he's not a citizen," said Michelle Peeler.

Peeler and her then-military husband adopted Sean from the Philippines. She said they were assured Sean would automatically become a U.S. citizen.

"As we're U.S. citizens, our son was therefore a U.S. citizen. There was nothing to worry about," Peeler said.

Moritz reported that life in America for Sean was like that for any other boy. Then Peeler got a shock when Sean was denied a passport to go on his senior class trip to Mexico....

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