Stop Deporting Parents - Record Number of Deportations in Last Two Years of Parents of U.S. Citizens Nearly 205K Deportations of Parents of U.S. Citizens in Just Over Two Years
by Seth Freed Wessler
The federal government conducted more than 200,000
deportations of parents who said their children are U.S.
citizens in a timespan of just over two years, according to
new data obtained by Colorlines.com. The figures represent the
longest view to date of the scale of parental deportation.
Between July 1, 2010, and Sept. 31, 2012, nearly 23 percent of
all deportations - or, 204,810 deportations - were issued for
parents with citizen children, according to federal data
unearthed through a Freedom of Information Act request.
December 17, 2012 , ColorLines