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Putin’s Adoption Ban Hits Senator Rubio Close to Home

By Javier Manjarres

Marco RubioRussian President Vladimir Putin has struck a personal nerve with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio after announcing “that he will sign a ban on U.S. adoptions of Russian orphans.”

Rubio, who is understandably upset, has asked President Obama to “forcefully condemn this action” and cited that over the past decade, “tens of thousands of loving American couples have adopted Russian orphans.”

 Senator Rubio speaks from the heart on this issue because several years ago, his own sister Veronica was able to adopt twin daughters from Russia.

 “I’m deeply concerned by President Putin’s announcement that he will sign the ban on U.S. adoptions of Russian orphans, and urge the Obama Administration to forcefully condemn this action. Over the last decade, tens of thousands of loving American couples have adopted Russian orphans, providing unconditional love, support and a quality of life otherwise unimaginable in Russia’s crowded orphanages.

 In addition to helping thousands of families, these international adoptions have brought our two nations’ people closer together and served as a symbol of our growing friendship. Now, President Putin’s adoption ban will not just deprive thousands of Russian orphans of a better life, but will cast further doubt on his commitment to human rights. The Obama Administration should make clear that we will not tolerate orphaned children being treated as political pawns.”-Senator Marco Rubio

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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Putin’s Adoption Ban Hits Senator Rubio Close to Home

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