During Obama’s first run for president in 2008, he declared that deportation should only target “violent offenders and people convicted of crimes; not families, not folks who are just looking to scrape together an income”.
“At least 5,100 U.S. citizen children in 22 states live in foster care, according to an estimate by the Applied Research Center, a New York-based advocacy organization, which first reported on such cases last year.
And an unknown number of those children are being put up for adoption against the wishes of their parents, who, once deported, are often helpless to fight when a U.S. judge decides that their children are better off here.
Immigration lawyers say that — despite the ICE policy changes — they see families destroyed every day.”
Raquel Alonso Nogueira
This petition closed almost 3 years ago