Detention, Deportation, and Devastation: The Disproportionate Effect of Deportations on the Latino Community

Detention, Deportation, and Devastation: The Disproportionate Effect of Deportations on the Latino Community

"The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 37 of the nation’s preeminent Latino organizations, today released a report, "Detention, Deportation, and Devastation: The Disproportionate Effect of Deportations on the Latino Community," in conjunction with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON). 

The report -- now available via this link -- assesses the record-breaking deportation rate of the last six years, its particular devastating impact on vulnerable Latino families and upon the larger national Latino community, and the path forward to a fair and just immigration policy. 

Among the striking statistics released:

  • In 2013, 96.7 percent of all deportations (356,303 people) were of Latino descent.
  • When the Administration reaches 2 million deportations mark -- likely later this year -- the number of Latino deportees will equal the populations of Wyoming, Vermont and North Dakota combined.
  • Over 5.5 million children have a parent who is undocumented, and 4.5 million of those children are U.S. citizens.
  • Between 2010 and 2012, the Administration deported more than 200,000 individuals with U.S. citizen children." - Latinos United, May 6, 2014.