By Lucia Mejia Cardenas, age 10 “Deportation separates love” Mom and daughter are holding hands across the border wall.
Ruled unlawful by a federal appeals court, DAPA would give undocumented immigrants whose children are American citizens access to Social Security benefits, protection from deportation and work permits for three years.
On November 20, 2014 President Barack Obama unveiled a new executive action which protects approximately four million undocumented immigrants from deportation.
In March, 2014, 130 people out of 1,300 immigration detainees at the U.S. Deportations and Detention Center, a Washington State Immigration Facility went on a hunger strike to protest immigration laws and their living conditions.
In 2011, almost 400,000 people were deported from the United States and more than 360,000 were detained by ICE. According to a recent report by Race Forward, 22 percent of deported immigrants are parents of children who are U.S. citizens.
Since Barack Obama’s election, more undocumented immigrants have been deported than under any other president. Learn about how this family is working to free their father who may be deported to Bangladesh.
Since late July 2010, over 1,000 Gypsies, or Roma, have been forced to leave France and return to the Eastern European countries of Romania and Bulgaria, where they face economic hardship.
Under the Same Moon shows us how people without legal working papers live in the United States in fear of deportation.