Stop the deportation of parents of children who are American citizens, and reunify families that have been shattered by the failed immigration policies of the United States.
According to a November 2011 report published by the Applied Research Center (arc.org), in fiscal year 2011, the United States deported a record-breaking 397,000 people and detained nearly that many. According to federal data released to ARC through a Freedom of Information Act request, a growing number and proportion of deportees are parents. In the first six months of 2011, the federal government removed more than 46,000 mothers and fathers of U.S.-citizen children. These deportations shatter families and endanger the children left behind.
ARC conservatively estimates that there are at least 5,100 children currently living in foster care whose parents have been either detained or deported. If the current trend is allowed to continue, in the next five years, at least 15,000 more children will face these threats to reunification with their detained and deported mothers and fathers. These children face formidable barriers to reunification with
To read the ARC report go to http://arc.org/shatteredfamilies
This petition started by Moriah's Gift (moriahsgift.org)