Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 21, issue 3, P809-814 2010 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0325 View full text
Luis H. Zayas

Abstract: For every two adult undocumented immigrants that are deported from the U.S., one citizen-child is affected. With roughly 1.3 million adults deported in the past decade, the number of citizen-children is staggering. Deportation forces parents to make crucial decisions about their U.S.-born children: to take them or leave them behind. Our deportation policies and practices fall hardest on citizen-children in mixed-status families. In this commentary, I review the conditions facing citizen-children, and consider …

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