Deportation: the action of deporting a foreigner from a country. Family: a group consisting of parents and children living together in a household. Alone: having no one else present.
Children should never be alone. It is one thing to leave a child for a couple of hours, but a totally different topic is taking a parent away from a child.
According to an article published by CNN News, 471 parents were deported without their families this last year. If each parent only has one child, that leaves at least 235 kids left behind with no parents.
The children of the immigrants may have been born here, but did not grow up the way that most American children do these days, as their family was separated and sent to a whole different country. Recently, families have gone to court over this topic, and what was discovered was the fact that parents are given the option to take their kids with them when they are deported. Although ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) does allow the option, many people either do not tell them about their kids or don't want to have to take away the chance for their children to be successful in the U.S.
So why does ICE still take away parents of United States Citizens, forcing a choice of taking away a future of that kid or having to find adoptive parents? Why take away the parents of a child that has no choice where they were born. By separating these families, we are not only creating issues for a family, but also for the United States as a whole.
Some of these issues include lawsuits, finding homes for children, and dealing with the media. Stories about families are often covered in the media telling about the separation that happens to different families.
Although many stories are covered about illegal immigration to the United States and many support returning people to their original home, many disagree with the practice of taking parents away from a child. It is one thing if a parent is incapable of taking care of the child or abusive, but separating a family is very destructive.
If a person is to have a child in the United States, that person should be provided the opportunity for a visa or path to citizenship, or at least be able to stay until the child that is a citizen is old enough to be on their own or considered an adult. This provides a stable situation for the children and allows a parent to watch their child grow and mature and be raised the way that a parent wants. Along with this, the family can communicate with one another and have time to figure out the parent’s situation.
Families should be given the chance to stay together instead of no choice and being broke apart by someone they have never met. The United States ICE should not have the ability to take a child away from its rightful family, as long as they are being raised in good circumstances.
What changes are we as Americans going to make to keep families together and change this ongoing problem that Americans and non Americans face in the world today? Do not separate any more families, find a solution.