The Applied Research Center has issued a report called Shattered Families that details the impact that rigorous enforcement of America’s immigration laws have had on the children of noncitizens in the United States illegally. The report explains how thousands of children are now in foster care because their parents have either been deported or are in an immigration detention facility. Many of these children were actually born in this country and are United States citizens.
While President Obama is considered to be a “liberal” president who ran on a platform that he was pro-immigration, his administration has set records for most deportations. A lot of people who call for tough enforcement of immigration laws do not realize that when you deport someone, it does not just impact that person, but their entire family. This report shows what happens to innocent children when their parents are deported. It’s very sad.