Friday, December 28, 2012

Nearly 205K Deportations of Parents of U.S. Citizens in Just Over Two Years

By Seth Freed Wessler, ColorLines
December 17 2012

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 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.[...]

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