Fwd: US Government Separates Parents and Children
- A New Year's Resolution: Let's work in the coming year to put an end to this inhumane practice affecting hundreds of thousands of families and their children. Call/write/e-mail your Congressional reps and U.S. Senators demanding that immigrant families be kept together during deportations, and that only undocumented immigrants with serious criminal records are deported, as the Department of Homeland Security promised it would do (but has not done).Every child, every family deserves a happy New Year together with their loved ones.¡Feliz Año Nuevo! Happy New Year! Please take time to read the article below.Leila
Torn Apart: US Government Separates Parents and Children
Aaron Nelsen, In These Times
Excerpt: "Citizen or no, the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized that parents have a right to custody of their children. To terminate parental rights, courts must find a parent incapable of raising a child because of abuse, neglect or a dangerous home environment. Increasingly, however, undocumented immigrants are losing their children based on provincial - at times racist - interpretations of a child's 'best interest.'"
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