U.S. immigration policy splits families when parents are deported

Aug 25, 2012 Full story: Denver Post 14

Alexis Molina was just 10 years old when his mother was abruptly cut out of his life and his childhood unraveled overnight.

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#1 Aug 26, 2012
Parents put their potential children at risk of being separated from them when they enter illegally, knowing that at any time they can be deported. Stop trying to blame this country for the woes that befall these families because it happens to be the consequences of their own actions. Do we see as much empathy for the families of criminals who get sent to prison, thereby breaking up their families??? Get over it, blame the real culprit, the parents. Ending birthright citizenship would help solve another aspect of this problem. When a parent is deported, then sending the entire family could be less complicated.
Fed Up Vet

Herndon, VA

#2 Aug 26, 2012
Government is no more responsible for splitting families for people deported than is when a criminals are jailed. Parents are responsible for their children. Last time I checked it was a crime to abandon your children.
ima

El Paso, TX

#3 Aug 26, 2012
thats the name of the game! you don't want to be SPLIT, STAY IN YOUR COUNTRY!! and come in within our laws.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#4 Aug 26, 2012
The parents abandon their children. The government has nothing to do with it. Unlike Americans when they commit a crime illegal aliens have a choice and sadly many do not want their children if they cannot get money from the U.S. taxpayer. No wonder so many anchor babies end up in jail.
Sterco

Helena, MT

#5 Aug 26, 2012
USA law splits up families when dad robs a bank. Shucky gee whiz!!! Break our laws and there are consequences. What part of illegal do they not understand? They screwed themselves out of house and home in Mexihell and if we let them they will screw us out of ours up here!!! They breed children they can not afford like dump rats!!! Somebody pays. Guess who?
Free is free

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Aug 26, 2012
Parents are free to take their kids with them. The only persons 'splitting up families' are the deportees.
Liberty Belle

Washington, UT

#10 Aug 26, 2012
The problem is not with our immigration laws,it is with those who refuse to follow our immigration laws. That would be the illegals,the churches,any government entitity or employer that ignores the law. These are the folks that should be having a hard time sleeping at night when they read an article like this. If they had not broken these laws,this heartbreak would not exist.
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#11 Aug 26, 2012
Liberty Belle wrote:
The problem is not with our immigration laws,it is with those who refuse to follow our immigration laws. That would be the illegals,the churches,any government entitity or employer that ignores the law. These are the folks that should be having a hard time sleeping at night when they read an article like this. If they had not broken these laws,this heartbreak would not exist.
Did you read,and Comprehend my post?? Above??
Liberty Belle

Washington, UT

#12 Aug 26, 2012
Razors Edge wrote:
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Did you read,and Comprehend my post?? Above??
Nope! Must be floating around in cyberspace!
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#13 Aug 26, 2012
Liberty Belle wrote:
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Nope! Must be floating around in cyberspace!
FLOAT THIS!!

Disgruntled Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are suing their bosses over changes made to deportation policy by President Barack Obama.

A lawsuit filed Thursday on behalf of 10 ICE agents against the head of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, and ICE Director John Morton asks the courts to overturn the June 15 directive by Obama to suspend deportation proceedings and offer work authorization to some immigrants brought here illegally as children.

The ICE agents accuse the Obama administration of keeping them from enforcing immigration law, and of overstepping Congress by changing deportation policy through a directive rather than legislation.

“The Directive commands ICE officers to violate federal law,” the lawsuit says.

Chris Crane, the president of ICE agents' union who is suing Napolitano and Morton, accused the Obama administration of ignoring the demands of ICE agents when formulating the new policy.

The Directive commands ICE officers to violate federal law.

- Crane v. Napolitano lawsuit

“We’ve repeatedly tried to work with the administration and they’ve just excluded us from everything since day one,” Crane said on a conference call with reporters announcing the lawsuit.

Crane went on to say that the new guidelines left agents powerless to enforce immigration law because they had no way to distinguish who qualifies for deferred deportation.

“The alien has no burden of proof to establish that claim,” Crane said.“So we’re not enforcing the law anymore, we’re not enforcing the policy. It’s pretty much just let everyone go.”

Obama has set new records for deportations in each year of his presidency, nearly reaching 400,000 people last fiscal year.

The plaintiffs say that some ICE agents have been suspended for attempting, over the objections of their superiors, to put undocumented immigrants that may qualify for deferred action into deportation proceedings.

The plaintiffs don’t just take issue with the deferred deportation directive—they also object to last year’s memo from Morton directing ICE to focus on deporting those with criminal records, using the agency’s power of prosecutorial discretion.

“This lawsuit is based on the core principle that no administration, Republican or Democrat, should order federal agents to break federal law,” lead attorney Kris Kobach said on a conference call with reporters announcing the lawsuit.

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Since: Jan 12

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#14 Aug 27, 2012
Tough luck......deport them all.

Since: Jan 12

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#15 Aug 27, 2012
Free is free wrote:
Parents are free to take their kids with them. The only persons 'splitting up families' are the deportees.
Exactly! But the ignorant can't comprehend this.
mel

Buffalo, NY

#17 Sep 19, 2012
Yes
tim

Buffalo, NY

#18 Sep 19, 2012
Right

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