A Missouri judge recently granted parental rights to a couple who wants to adopt a little boy — despite the objections of the boy’s undocumented mother.
Dedicated father Felipe Montes was deported to Mexico and is now in danger of losing all ties to his children.
The abyss of our immigration system is destroying lives and hurting our economy. End 287g, put Secure Communities on hold and go after violent felons. Help DREAM kids become American kids. Please, make some sense out of the nonsense.
People ask, "How does deportation affect children?" The more pertinent question to pose today is, "How doesn't deportation affect children?"
An unprecedented increase in the deportation of undocumented immigrants has resulted in an estimated 5,100 children languishing in U.S. foster homes, according to a report called "Shattered Families."
According to advocates in Georgia, the Mendez family are the victims of a biased child welfare system that denies undocumented and non-English speaking mothers and fathers their parental rights.
With Christmas only a few weeks away, children are finalizing their wish lists to give to Santa Claus. Yet for 5.5 million children, there is only one wish they have -- that Uncle Sam doesn't act like the Grinch and take away one or both of their parents for being undocumented.
In a yearlong investigation, the Applied Research Center found that at least 5,100 children whose parents are detained or deported are currently in foster care around the United States. Many of the kids may never see their parents again.
With the demand for family reunification high and the number of immigrant visas available each year low, especially for hopeful immigrants in countries like Mexico and the Philippines, mixed-status families are common in the United States.
Migrant shelters along the Mexican border are filled with seasoned crossers: older men and women, often deportees, braving ever-greater risks to get back to their families in the United States — the country they consider home.
In his two years of life, little Jesus Pereyra Jr. has faced some tough trials, first in surviving a heart transplant and now the possibility of being separated from his dad who could be deported.
Maria Cardon is worried about being deported back to Mexico. Is it because she is here illegally? No, she already has her Green Card. Is it because she committed a crime? No, she has a clean record. So what is going on?
¿Cuando te Veré? examines the phenomenon of a family divide by the U.S.-Mexico border. It is the story about separation, pain, and the ultimate sacrifice a family makes to reach the “American Dream” as a means for survival.
Immigration reform has stalled under President Obama and deportations increased. We hoped for more – and still hope