ICE Accelerates Separating Families

In the first half of 2011, ICE deported nearly 47,000 undocumented individuals claiming to be parents of at least one child in the U.S. This is a stark contrast to the decade between 1998 and 2007, when a total of about 100,000 such people were removed. In other words, ICE’s deportation of parents has accelerated to a pace ten times what it was in the very recent past. A recent New York Times op-ed piece highlights troubling statistics about the likely impact of this type of government action on our society going forward. Ultimately, the policies that will lead ICE to reach President Obama’s established quota of 400,000 deportations each year are, at best, shortsighted and, more realistically, setting us on a path to only continue widening the growing wealth disparity been the “haves” and the “have nots” among us.

Published in: on April 25, 2012 at 4:27 pm  Leave a Comment  

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