Obama has repeatedly promised that his administration would lay off deporting the illegal-immigrant parents of US-born children, to avoid breaking up families.
But in practice, at least 62,000 children who are United States citizens have lost parents to deportation under Obama. Over 5,000 of these children have ended up in foster care, and yet more are put up for adoption.
Some of those family breakups are movingly documented in an AP report. "Alexis Molina was just 10 years old when his mother was abruptly cut out of his life...Today the sweet-faced boy of 11 spends his time worrying about why his father cries so much, and why his mom can't come home." Alexis's father is a Guatemalan-born US citizen, but his mom lived in the country illegally.
Obama's actions on illegal-immigrant parents clash with his recent amnesty for young illegal immigrants. A pro-immigrant op-ed points out the illogic: If Obama's policy recognizes that deporting young people is "destructive," then "why would we deport their parents?"
Of course, critics say that failing to deport the parents just rewards bad behavior. And they blame the immigrant parents for gambling with their childrens' future by living in the US illegally.
Wow! I really want to agree with your statement. The problem is these deported parents know their children are better off in the US without them than they would be in their own country with their parent(s).
@ir0nw0lfe i see it all another way. they cannot get handout for having kids in mexico like they do here. they do not want to take their kids only do to them having to become real parents and support them like real adults.
@ir0nw0lfe - Then they need to decide what is best for their situation; because it is widely believed that many illegals have babies here for the sole purpose of establishing anchors (babies) - and that incentive need to be removed. Perhaps the child should be given the same citizenship of its mother.
I live in Tepic, Mexico (about 850 miles south of the border) and see kids come back with their parents all the time. They adjust and some, when asked, do not plan to go back to the states. They simply have an advantage in Mexico having been educated in the states. In fact if Mexico does change for the better it will be because of them!
This is a classic example of an "Emotional Appeal" that focuses on a symptom. This is what it looks like when government acts. Immigration laws and border enforcement are not pretty operations. They are exercises of Force. What this article is doing is zoom in on what that looks like.
Government will act with just as much indifference when it comes to saving money under Obamacare. Under Obamacare those decisions will be made by a panel called the Independent Payment (Medicare) Advisory Board (IPAB)... it fits nicely into what Sarah Palin was referring to when she coined the term "death panel."
"Death Panel" was just a negative term that Sarah Palin came up with for it before she even knew what it was called. She didn't know what it was called yet because we hadn't had a chance to read the bill. Remember?
@Bobolinsky ---I read it twice...There are NO "death panels" in The Affordable Care Law.........Here...read this passage from your own citation, that you sent me.---- "..According to official records, the proposals made by IPAB should not include any recommendation to ration health care, raise revenues or increase Medicare beneficiary premiums, increase Medicare beneficiary cost sharing (deductibles, coinsurance, or co-payments), or otherwise restrict benefits or modify eligibility criteria..."
Cuts in service have to come. That's how money get's saved. And this panel is the one that will do it. They'll do the deciding based on things like charts about life expectancy and cost... you know, a cost/benefit analysis for the "state."
What Happens to Kids Whose Parents Are Deported? Simple, those parents should take their kids with them. When those kids grow up, they are more than welcome to come back. Last I checked, those hospitals do provide paperwork (i.e. birth certificates).
"The phrase "subject to the jurisdiction thereof" was intended to exclude American-born persons from automatic citizenship whose allegiance to the United States was not complete. With illegal aliens who are unlawfully in the United States, their native country has a claim of allegiance on the child. Thus, the completeness of their allegiance to the United States is impaired, which therefore precludes automatic citizenship."
The parents were legal, that why he was a citizen. "In 1889, the Wong Kim Ark Supreme Court case10,11 once again, in a ruling based strictly on the 14th Amendment, concluded that the status of the parents was crucial in determining the citizenship of the child. The current misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment is based in part upon the presumption that the Wong Kim Ark ruling encompassed illegal aliens. In fact, it did not address the children of illegal aliens and non-immigrant aliens, but rather determined an allegiance for legal immigrant parents based on the meaning of the word domicil(e). Since it is inconceivable that illegal alien parents could have a legal domicile in the United States, the ruling clearly did not extend birthright citizenship to children of illegal alien parents. Indeed, the ruling strengthened the original intent of the 14th Amendment." http://www.14thamendment.us/birthright_citize...
why can,t their parents homeland be responsible for their care,what happens to someone in Mexico that is there illegally and has children?do they have anchor babies there?has it ever happened.just a thought
the kids in the picture look to be playing with the woman pretending to be crying. with that said what has kept those so called parents from taking the kids with them or sending back for them.
kind of shows the whole thinking of anyone who would just abandon their kids for others to raise. this is why they are called anchors. like other enemies we have had here they go using their kids showing they are just pawns for these parents to tug on heart strings of all foolish enough to fall for their lack of love for their own kids.