"Terrified by Alabama 's
strict new immigration crackdown, parents living in the state illegally
say they are doing something that was unthinkable just days ago —
asking friends, relatives, co-workers and acquaintances to take their
children if they're arrested or deported...
"What does this very large number of 396,906 mean for families and U.S.
citizen children? Let us assume that at least two-thirds of the
deportees are married, with an average of 2.5 children. Thus, from the
perspective of ICIRR, the impact of this year's accomplishments by ICE
" In response to a new report out today on families separated by
deportation, Congressman José E. Serrano expressed his profound disgust
with a system that has left more than 5000 citizen children in foster
care because their parents were deported. Serrano called the policies 'un...
"El Paso and parts of the Rio Grande Valley have some of the nation’s
highest numbers of children living in foster care because their parents
were removed by immigration enforcement, according to a new study by the Applied Research Center, a public policy institute covering racial justice...
"In a briefing with Latino journalists last week, President Obama
directly acknowledged that his administration’s immigration enforcement
practices break up families and exclude parents from decisions about the
custody of their children. His comments affirmed the central findings of...
"A sustained federal crackdown made 2011 a banner year for deportations. A
record 397,000 undocumented immigrants were sent packing. And while the
Obama administration cheers that more than half of those deported were
convicted of crimes, advocates warn of a troubling by-product of rising...
"Most kids at this time of year get ready to write letters to Santa Claus , but many children of undocumented immigrants now prefer to write President Barack Obama begging him to stop the deportations that are breaking up their families. The campaign of the National Domestic Workers Alliance under...
"Thrust into a complex debate about the country’s immigration
policies, one of Victoria Lorenzo-Calmo’s children has a simple plea: “Obama, don’t deport my momma.” That was one of the signs held Wednesday outside Helen DeVos
Children’s Hospital as the Guatemalan...
"With deportations at record levels, children of detained [unauthorized]
immigrants are increasingly being put into foster care because of a
lack of coordination between federal and state officials, say
immigrant and children's advocates. Many of these children are taken care of by relatives...
"I am pleased to present the following report, "Deportation of Parents of U.S.-Born Citizens" for the second half of Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, as prepared by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)." - John Morton, Mar. 26, 2012 .
Coverage by HuffPo , VOXXI and Latina Lista...
In Deportation, Age 6: Liliana Muñoz, 6, was alone when Border Patrol officers caught her as she was being smuggled across the Rio Grande. Now facing deportation, she’s also alone in Immigration Court without a lawyer.
This important article by Julia Preston was on page 1, above the...
Should a native-born U.S. citizen have to sneak in to his own country? No. Never. But that's what Luis Martinez had to do. Watch the video . Read the story .
Story: Los Angeles Times, Oct. 21, 2012 .
Series: L.A. Times, Without a Country
"Twelve-year-old Jason Penate spent the holidays hanging close by his father. They picked out a Christmas tree and decorated the front window of their Gainesville, Va., home with candy canes, and Jason tried very hard not to think about whether his father would still be here in the new year.