Pastor Dae Cheon Seo of Holy Seeds Church, the "Asia’s Representative of the World Hug Foundation," said on the 13th that he won the "Achievement Award by the U.S. Senate Floor Leader" given by Charles Schumer, a member of the U.S. Senate Majority Leader.
Pastor Dae Cheon Seo has made a practical contribution to becoming a global leader by educating wandering youths at the forefront of education over the past 28 years. He helped to find meaning in life for hundreds of students and helped send them to the United States to study. Furthermore, it was evaluated that he has contributed greatly to enhancing the friendship between Korea and the United States by strengthening the ties between Korean and the American society. As a representative of the World Hug Foundation in Asia, he has played a role in passing the Adoptee Citizenship Act in the U.S. Congress.
Chuck Schumer, U.S. Senate Majority Leader, said, "As a representative of the World Hug Foundation in Asia, Pastor Dae Cheon Seo, who played a role in passing the Adoptee Citizenship Act, provided educational opportunities and generous financial support for underprivileged youths. We commend Pastor Dae Cheon Seo, who has devoted himself to the education world for 28 years and award him an achievement award in recognition of his contribution to promoting friendship between the U.S. and Korea.”
|U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Chuck Schumer, said, "As a representative of the World Hug Foundation in Asia, Pastor Dae Cheon Seo, who has played a role in passing the Adoptee Citizenship Act in the U.S. Congress, devoted himself to many hopeful next generations to global leadership. We commend Pastor Dae Cheon Seo, who has devoted himself to the next generation for 28 years, and award him the Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution to promoting friendship between the United States and Korea."/ Photo = Namuwiki Capture|
Pastor Dae Cheon Seo won the "New York State Council Achievement Award" given by Congressman Edward Gibbs of the New York State Assembly in July.
Edward Gibbs, a member of the New York State Council, said, " Pastor Dae Cheon Seo’s dedication changed the lives of underprivileged teenagers and provided students with many educational opportunities by providing support to the community and individuals. In recognition of his influence and contribution to the Korean society and the United States over the past 28 years, I give this award."
Pastor Dae Cheon Seo (Chairman of SDC International School of Church of Holy Seeds) said, "It was regrettable that many overseas adoptees who were adopted into the U.S. was deported to Korea due to lack of U.S. citizenship. They suffered from differences in cultural and living conditions or even ended their lives by suicide. But, I was very happy that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Adoptee Citizenship Bill.”
Pastor Seo went on with active interest and support by saying, “On February 4, 2022, local time, a bill was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives to rescue 19,000 Koreans who were adopted by the U.S. but suffered from lack of citizenship. The Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2021, proposed by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith of the Democratic Party of the United States, was formally passed by the House of Representatives, and if finally passed, the majority of overseas adopters will gain U.S. citizenship. Now, the final signing process of the U.S. Senate and U.S. President Joe Biden remains until the enforcement of the "Adoptees' Citizenship Act." In the future, we need a lot of attention and support from the Korean society until successful U.S. citizenship is achieved to solve the problems of overseas adopters."
Joanna Kil, Chairman of the World Hug Foundation, said, "I deeply thank Pastor Dae Cheon Seo of the Holy Seeds Church, Asia's representative of the World Hug Foundation, for his role in helping pass the U.S. Adoptee Citizenship Act," adding, "I congratulate you on winning the achievement award given by the U.S. Senate Floor Leader.”
The World Hug Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps foreign adoptees who were adopted into the U.S. as a child but have not received citizenship even to adulthood. Philip Clay (Korean name Kim Sang-pil), who was adopted overseas as a child but deported to Korea in 2012 due to his abusive adoptive parents, eventually killed himself five years later due to language and culture differences.
Pastor Dae Cheon Seo, Asia’s representative of the World Hug Foundation (Chairman of SDC International School); Dong Min Ki, representative of the Democratic Party of Korea in February 2018 (National Assembly Health and Welfare Committee); and Lee Won Kim, of the Democratic Party of Korea in July 2020 (National Assembly Health and Welfare Committee) contributed to the passage of the Adoptee Citizenship Act in the U.S. House of Representatives by holding a "meeting to improve the rights and interests of overseas adoptees" at the National Assembly and discussing current status and measures to solve the problem of overseas adoptees who have not acquired nationality.
Hyung-won Kang, a world-renowned journalist who won the Pulitzer Prize twice, a Nobel Prize in journalism, and worked at the White House as a journalist said, "The Achievement Award received by Pastor Dae Cheon Seo, is a valuable award given by Senator Chuck Schumer, a senior federal senator representing New York State and the ruling party leader of the U.S. Congress. Pastor Dae Cheon Seo, who serves as the World Hug Foundation's Asia representative, has devoted himself for 28 years to fostering young people. I salute Pastor Dae Cheon Seo, who has practiced his most precious value as a Christian, "love," and has educated the next generation
Chuck Schumer is a renowned politician who emerged during Clinton's impeachment hearings from 1981 to 1998, when he was elected as a four-term senator of the U.S. Senate and a federal congressman in Washington. He is a politician with half a century of experience who has served as the Democratic floor leader in the U.S. Senate since 2017. He majored in political science at Harvard University and studied at Harvard Law School.