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High Stakes for Children in Immigration Reform

Children of Immigrants

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According to Wendy Cervantes, vice president, immigration and child rights policy, First Focus Campaign for Children, one of the most important provisions would keep families from being torn apart, and give parents who are detained or deported more of a say in what happens to their kids.

“And what’s happening to those children is that they’re either going back to their parents to a country they may have never known, or they’re staying behind here with family members or friends,” she stated.

Cervantes said about 5000 children are in foster care in the U.S. because their parents have been detained or deported.

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