Obama: Kids Stuck in Foster Care Due to Deportation a 'Real Problem'

Obama: Kids Stuck in Foster Care Due to Deportation a 'Real Problem'

"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 yearlong investigation by the Applied Research Center, which publishes Colorlines.com, released earlier this month. The investigation concludes that there are at least 5,100 children currently in foster care who are stuck there because their parents were detained or deported by immigration officials.  The president said parents should have access to their children if they are detained and that he has directed the Department of Homeland Security to examine its family unification practices to ensure that happens." - Colorlines, Nov. 14, 2011.