Under the Obama administration, more than 1 million people have been deported. There were 409,849 deportations in 2012 alone. These aren’t just numbers on a page. These are hundreds of thousands of families that have been torn apart. Hundreds of thousands of mothers, sisters, grandmothers and aunts—many people who had been living and working in the country for decades—have been torn away from their children and their homes.
And what happens to the children left behind? There are currently at least 5,100 children living in foster care who are prevented from uniting with their detained or deported parents. This number is expected to triple in the next five years if nothing is changed. WORD is calling for an end to the raids and deportations that break up families and serve to keep our communities living in fear.
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