When a child comes into the world it changes things (almost everything). Think about it. They are the next generation that will take over companies, adopt new technology, and find alternative ways on doing things and so forth. They are where some say, the ‘mold that holds everything together’.
Yet what happens when the parents are deported and separated from the child? Does the child understand what is going on? Do they resent the parent years later? It is up to the child; but one thing is for sure, they are put into foster agencies or other family members take care of them and that is the issue here: bridging the gap between US born children and their parents that have been deported.
Without going into statistics and numbers, let’s see what is going on and why is this happening. No parent should ever be separated from their child.
Right now the deportation laws are firm and President Obama is trying to change those laws so that families can stay together. A great root of the problem is coming from unaccompanied minors that are coming to the US illegally and the blame is going to Obama’s lax enforcement.
Further, children that are born in the US are automatically US citizens and one of the parent’s may be an undocumented immigrant. If deportation occurs, the parent leaves, the US born child leaves with them. This goes back to an earlier point of they either end up in the foster system or stay with family members. Of course, some people do not agree with this and this is where the problem is. Realistically, there is a never ending cycle of what is a necessary reason to stay and how long should it happen before some kind of action is taken.
Another side of this is looking at criminal record of the deported. Some parents may have been deported based on a criminal act they performed and when they return, it may be harder for them to reunite with their families and finding them.
To bring this point home, children should not be separated from their parents. But the law has to make it not so impossible for them be reunited if that kind of opportunity occurs. This is why there are groups that are trying to make a change and eventually, something will be agreed upon. Will everyone like it? Of course not, but it will bring closer to an issue that will still be discussed for many years to come.