Spouses and parents of US citizens should have the opportunity to re-enter the country. There are families going through hardship due to the deportation of parents and spouses. Children, US citizens, are growing up without a parent because of these draconian measures. Is it acceptable for the US government to consider the children of an illegal immigrant, second class citizens and their upbringing and family life upended because their parent wanted better opportunities for them and their families which couldn’t be found in their own countries? Most of the people that have been deported were law abiding members of our communities with the exception of immigration violations. They held down jobs and contributed to society. I support common sense measures that keep children with their parents and spouses together. When we separate families there’s a bigger chance that that family will require financial assistance or need to rely on government programs to get by for the loss of income of the deported spouse. We are shooting ourselves in the foot by doing this. Spending more tax dollars for our lack of tolerance and foresight.