Undocumented Parents Trying to Reunite With Their Children May Face Deportation Under New Proposal

By May 14, 2018In the News

Undocumented Parents Trying to Reunite With Their Children May Face Deportation Under New Proposal

Katie Shepherd, American Immigration Council (May 11, 2018)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may soon be checking the immigration status of all potential sponsors of children who arrive unaccompanied at the U.S border, as well as any adult members of the potential sponsor’s household. The new proposal to expand screening likely will have a chilling effect on immigrant communities, leading to unaccompanied children languishing in shelters or foster care and ultimately preventing family reunification.

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