May 22, 2019

Adoptees Not U.S Citizens

International adoptees move to make amendment in immigration law child-children-girl-happy

An Adoptees Rights Campaign has made moves towards getting Adoptee Citizenship Act passed by Congress after realizing that a loophole in the U.S immigration law has left adoptees from foreign countries with no citizenship.  Some of these adoptees are at risk of being deported out of the country.

Chaninat & Leeds Lawyers specialize in child adoption cases for non-Thai parents living in Thailand and also step-parent adoption of biological children of their spouses in Thailand

After the World War II, U.S citizens have adopted thousands of children from foreign countries. According to Creating a Family, more than 17,416 children were adopted internationally in 2008 alone.

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U.S Presidential Election- Khaosan Road Interview

ThaiLawForum  interviews westerners on Khaosan Road in Bangkok on the U.S Presidential election 

ThaiLawForum recently interviewed westerners at Khaosan Road to talk about who they think will win the ongoing U.S presidential election.

Hillary Clinton is a name synonymous with politics and Donald Trump, one associated with business. They’re campaigns have grabbed the attention of people from all round the world.

Chaninat & Leeds is a Thai based law firm that specializes in Divorce Litigation in Thailand  and internationally

Watch the video below to see who people from countries other than America think will win the election.

 

U.S GMO Law – The Hidden Truth

Newly passed GMO labeling law blocks state authority to regulate and label GMO foodtomato_scanned

 

President Obama signed on a legislation called the Deny Americans the Right to Know, or DARK Act (H.R. 1599) that allows food companies to conceal the GMO ingredients in their food products.

Chaninat and Leeds Attorneys specialize in Family law in Thailand with expertise in Thailand Probate and Inheritance Proceedings

Not only does this bill affect the state’s ability to regulate genetically engineered foods, but it also negates the seed labeling laws passed in Vermont and Virginia along with Alaska’s law that makes GE fish labeling mandatory.

Of date, 64 countries around the world require that their GE foods be labeled. Many Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia label their GE food products.

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Equal Rights to Child Custody for Missouri Man

The state of Missouri passed a new child custody law which gives the parents equal rights to child custodyfathers-day-822550_960_720

A new law was passed in Missouri on Friday by Governor Jay Nixon and championed by State representative Kathy Swan.

The new shared-parenting law aims to equalize the amount of time parents spend with their children. Swan, in her address to the legislative assembly, spoke of the vast disparity between the duration of time children spent with their dads in comparison to their mothers.

On the other hand, Thailand Child Custody law does not favor women over men in custody decisions according to Thai attorney, Jiraporn Thongphong.  However, in practice women are often found more suitable in custody decisions due to the men’s full time work schedule.

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EPA Allows More Radiation in Drinking Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discretely issued proposal to allow unsafe levels of radiation exposures in drinking water.

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Radioactive water. Image Credit: kiaannegeraths (Flickr)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released documentation on Monday June 6, which planned to allow radioactive contamination in drinking water at concentration levels far higher than permitted under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Eco Watch has reported that the new guidance would approve radiation exposures equivalent to 250 chest X-rays a year.

Thailand attorneys Chaninat and Leeds are experts in Thailand Family Law and have successfully dealt with thousands of cases in Thailand and Abroad

What was proposed by the EPA Protective Action Guides (PAGS) would permit for all citizens of the US to drink water that is severely higher in radioactive levels than what is currently legal.

Dr. Catherine Thomasson, executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, stated

“Clean water is essential for health” she said “Just like lead; radiation when ingested in small amounts is very hazardous to our health. It is inconceivable that EPA could now quietly propose allowing enormous increases in radioactive contamination with no action to protect the public, even if concentrations are a thousand times higher than under the Safe Drinking Water Act.”

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