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How Today’s Immigration Enforcement Policies Impact Children, Families, and Communities

Aug 2012; Center for American Progress: What happens to children when their parents are deported? How do these deportations, now more numerous than ever, affect families and the communities in which they live? This report looks at how immigration enforcement shapes family life in the United States, both among immigrant and mixed-status families, and in their wider communities. Deportations have a large effect on families, forcing children into foster care as their parents are shipped out of the country and leaving single mothers struggling to make ends meet. Link to pdf Report