Thursday, December 20, 2012
Obama Administration's "Restraint": 200,000 Deportations of Immigrant Parents of U.S. Citizen Children in Two Years
ColorLines has some excellent immigration coverage. In the latest issue, Seth Freed Wessler reports that the Obama administration has racked up 200,000 deportations of immigrant parents with U.S. citizen children in just over two years. 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 data released under the Freedom of Information Act.