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Barack Obama

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.”

Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/08/25/what-happens-to-us-born-kids-deported-undocumented-immigrants/#ixzz2bCLXtfuv

Signed,

Raquel Alonso Nogueira

This petition closed over 1 year ago

How this will help

Thousands of undocumented families will be reunited. And thousands of children will be prevented from becoming victims of the child welfare system. On the latter instance: "One of the most...
Thousands of undocumented families will be reunited. And thousands of children will be prevented from becoming victims of the child welfare system. On the latter instance: "One of the most reliable and extensive information sources is the yearly Child Maltreatment Report by the Children's Bureau, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Children, Youth and Families. This yearly report is based on data collected by the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) from state CPS agencies. American Humane has provided significant technical assistance and expertise to NCANDS as a project subcontractor to Walter R. McDonald and Associates since the project began in 1990.
According to NCANDS whose latest statistics are for 2005 an estimated 3.3 million referrals of child abuse or neglect were received by public social service or CPS agencies. Of these referrals, 899,000 children were confirmed to be victims of abuse or neglect (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2007). That means about 12 out of every 1,000 children up to age 18 in the United States were found to be victims of maltreatment in 2005 (USDHHS, 2007)".  Read more: http://www.americanhumane.org/children/stop-child-abuse/fact-sheets/child-abuse-and-neglect-statistics.html
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