Addressing the plight of some 11 million undocumented people currently living in the United States, President Obama’s State of the Union trumpeted comprehensive immigration reform. But what immigrant rights activists really wanted to hear was a promise to halt further deportations. Many of these deportations effectively separate families through a jumbled collection of rules, directives and legislation that tear many of them apart and have left thousands of children in foster care after their parents were deported.
This report by Colorlines details the more than 200,000 deportations of parents of US citizens in just more than two years,
In this video report, ABC’s Nightline made clear the heartbreaking stories being created by the federal government’s insistence on deporting the parents of US citizens.