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Representatives: Help Immigrant parents keep their children!

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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