Representatives: Help Immigrant parents keep their children!
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Representatives: Help Immigrant parents keep their children!

    1. Olivia Swanson
    2. Petition by

      Olivia Swanson

      Falls Church, VA

Over 5,000 children have entered the foster care system due to parental deportation that results in the severing of parental rights. In the next 5 years, 15,000 more children are predicted to enter the system if we do not change how we treat the parental rights of detained or deported parents. Children are having their parents taken from them and are then placed in foster care to be adopted by strangers while their families wait for them, often unaware that rights have been terminated. Immigration status should not determine whether someone is able to care for their child. Please support H.R. 6128, Help Separated Families Act of 2012, and encourage Congress to pass the legislation in order to keep these families together.

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    1. Reached 50 signatures
    2. Heartbreaking story of Felipe Montes, he needs our support!

      Olivia Swanson
      Petition Organizer
      Deported Dad Begs North Carolina To Give Him Back His Children - COLORLINES

      Every morning since the first of his three boys was born in 2007, Felipe Montes would wake early and prepare breakfast for his wife and children, get his boys ready for their day, change them, feed them and when he could not arrange a ride with another family member, drive them to daycare.

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    • Diana Cruz SMYRNA, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      No children should have to suffer because they are being ripped apart from there families its unfair for the children.

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    • Richard Nyarko-Kusi WOODBRIDGE, VA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because, this law does not show any respect to fundamental human right, and my wife who obtained bachelors in nurse at a cost of $40,000 which was i loan i co-sign currently have no work permit, and we have two little children. My wife could be any of this women.

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    • Tyler McDonald FAIRFAX, VA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I'd hate to lose my child and all rights to him/her over deportation.

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    • Sadaf Khan FAIRFAX, VA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Children should not be separated from their parents just because their parents are not citizens of this country.

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    • Beverly Magida BURKE, UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because immigrant children should never be separated from their parents

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