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Alabama parents fearing deportation make plans for kids

"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...

NC judge could terminate parental rights of deported worker, put US-born sons up for adoption

"When immigration agents deported Felipe Montes to Mexico two years ago, his three young sons were left in the care of their mentally ill, American-born mother in a small North Carolina mountain town. Despite immigration policies that allow for the release of primary caregivers, federal authorities...

Family Values on ICE: The Deportation of Parents of U.S.-Born Citizens

"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...

A Parent Deported; U.S. Citizen Kids, Spouse Struggle to Cope

This Aug. 14, 2012 photo shows [U.S. citizen] Rony Molina holding a photo of his wife in his home in Stamford, Conn. Molina's wife, Sandra Payes Chacon, was deported to Guatemala in 2010, leaving Molina alone to care for their three children, all American citizens. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) "Alexis...

Immigration Conundrum: Deport Moms of Minor U.S. Citizens?

"Parents should not be separated from their children," said Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), who has proposed a law to protect parental rights during deportation proceedings. "Let's deport gang members and criminals instead of the parents of young U.S. citizen children." - L.A....

Unauthorized Immigrant Parents and Their Children's Development: A Summary of the Evidence

" US policy debates about unauthorized immigrants have tended, until recently, to focus on adults and adolescents. Yet several million children, a majority of them born in the United States, would be affected by legalization and feel the effects of current immigration enforcement because they have...

Guide for Detained and Removed Parents with Child Custody Concerns

"If you are in immigration detention and you do not know who is taking care of your children, or if your children are in the child welfare system, it is very important that you get help from a lawyer, a legal aid organization, or relatives and friends as soon as possible. Steps you can take to protect...

USCIS Policy Memo: Parole of Spouses, Children and Parents of Active Duty Members of the U.S. Armed Forces [and more]

"Parole of Spouses, Children and Parents of Active Duty Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve, and Former Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve and the Effect of Parole on Inadmissibility under Immigration and Nationality...

Why Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Excluded Parents of ‘DREAMers’

"As senior Obama administration officials worked behind the scenes for months this year to develop the legal rationale for deferring the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, there was one group they wanted to include that presented particular problems: the parents of “dreamers...